Monthly Archives: August 2010

How to log in to a SharePoint site as a particular user with server-side code

I needed to integrate content from a back-end system with an anonymous, public SharePoint site. The back-end system came with web parts for the purpose, but trusted that SharePoint had authenticated the user and simply pulled that logon name to … Continue reading

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How to prevent Firefox closing when you close the last tab

Maybe I’m just getting old, but I am still a heavy keyboard user. So sometimes I am cleaning up my Firefox sessions using Ctrl-W to close windows and I get a little itchy and close that last tab and boom … Continue reading

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Open a SharePoint document library in Windows Explorer

Document libraries are a SharePoint feature that for many people looks and works just like a fileshare or “network drive”. Of course you are accessing it through a browser, so while functional, the SharePoint pages are somewhat limiting if you … Continue reading

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Displaying the real SharePoint error

I am picking up some coding for SharePoint at work again and starting to remember all the stuff I forgot. :-P You have to love SharePoint error messages. For example, “an error has occurred”. I’m all for not intimidating the … Continue reading

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