John Chapman


My New Book: SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook [Packt]

My new book, SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook, was published yesterday. It’s available on Amazon.  You can also download a sample chapter from the Packt website. Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/lutktay Sample Chapter: http://tinyurl.com/mqup5lb What you will learn from this book Manage SharePoint branding with device channels and design packages Customize the user experience with delegate controls Modify user input with InfoPath […]

[SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation Part 2

Since posting my initial [SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation article, I have had a few requests for a packaged solution. Here is a complete packaged solution to restore the breadcrumb navigation control in a Web Application scoped feature. RestoreBreadcrumb.wsp – Packaged SharePoint solution ready to deploy to a SharePoint Farm. RestoreBreadcrumb Source […]

[SharePoint 2010] Service Pack 2 Available for Download

Microsoft has just released Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010. It is available for download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687453. Service Pack 2 adds support for Windows Server 2012. It is important to note, however, that due to changes in the Prerequisites Installer, you will have to obtain the SharePoint 2010 with Service Pack 2 media rather than […]

[SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation

Update: I have packaged this solution up in a SharePoint solution. You can get the packaged solution and the source code here: [SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation Part 2. SharePoint 2010 had a breadcrumb feature on the ribbon that would let a user navigate up the breadcrumb. In SharePoint 2013, this feature […]

[SharePoint 2013] Using PowerShell to Set the Theme Color Palette of a SharePoint Site

SharePoint 2013 includes a pretty useful theming engine that is light years ahead of previous versions of SharePoint. There is one caveat that is a bit annoying: you cannot apply the themes to certain types of sites through the web interface. For instance, you cannot set the theme color of the My Site host. However, […]

[SharePoint 2010] JavaScript Errors in sp.ui.rte.js and sp.ui.rte.debug.js

In SharePoint 2010, there is a bug in the SP.UI.RTE.js file (and it’s debug version) that causes a JavaScript error in a few different situations. For myself, it was occurring when using the TaxonomyWebTaggingControl on a custom application page. Others have noticed the error with form validation. The issue is caused by a null reference […]

[SharePoint 2010] Updates are currently disallowed on GET requests. To allow updates on a GET, set the ‘AllowUnsafeUpdates’ property on SPWeb.

I was working on a WCF web service that is hosted by SharePoint 2010 that provisions a users My Site and I kept getting this error message when trying to run the service: In searching the issue, I found a workaround on the MSDN forums that works quite well: set the current HttpContext to null. […]

SharePoint 2013 RTM and Office 2013 RTM Available on MSDN

SharePoint 2013 RTM and Office 2013 RTM are now available for download on MSDN. John ChapmanHello, I’m John Chapman. I am a SharePoint Developer for Sitrion (formerly NewsGator) living in Denver, Colorado. I develop solutions using SharePoint and .NET, and I thrive on the challenge of writing code to overcome the impossible, annoying, or otherwise […]