Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Task List Rollup Webpart for SharePoint 2010

Download My Task List Rollup

Hello all,

Here I am again with a new utility for your SharePoint 2010 deployment – “My Task List Rollup”.

Some time before I was wondering to get all tasks on my landing page of SharePoint 2010 site. I searched everywhere but I didn’t get it. But now I have created Task List Rollup. This shows tasks from all sites/sub sites. My Task List Rollup is free to use. It works on Site Collection level.
Here you will get a setup which installs this rollup & activate feature (My Task List (Cross Site)) of this rollup.
When you will add My Task List Rollup on your page & modify setting of web part you will get a web part property section called “My Task Rollup Configuration”. In this section you can set paging size.

Download My Task List Rollup

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to enable/disable buttons in ribbon conditionally?

In this article I will cover how we can enable and disable the controls from ribbon based on any specific column value. For an instance I have a list column "State", if selected row is having status "active" then and then button should be enable in Ribbon, otherwise ribbon button should remain disable.

For how to write Ribbon declaration please refer my previous articles.

In above image you can see we have one button "New" in ribbon within group "Console". Please refer the source code for Ribbon's declaration. We are going to use delegate control for injecting ECMA script on fly for desired list.
Below are the events causes ribbons to refresh so button can be turned enable/disable.
  • Checkbox from every row
  • SelectAll/DeselectAll checkbox from header row
  • On every row select
On each of above events after executing their respective functionality they instruct the ribbon to refresh. On received of refresh event ribbon calls Enable script for each of its control. Enable Script is the attribute which points to JavaScript function which can contain the logic for deciding button to be enabled or disable. You can mention the JavaScript function name to Enable Script attribute while declaring the Ribbon XML element.
Now let's see how sample is going to work.
  • On page loads and when no row is selected button will be disable
  • When user clicks checkbox of row and that row is having "Active" as status value then button will get enable
  • When user clicks row and that row is having "Active" as status value then button will get enable
  • If row is selected and button is enable and user click select all checkbox then ribbon will get refresh and button will be disable
So to achieve required functionality what we need is,
  • A function which will return a Boolean flag for ribbon to enable/disable button
  • We need to attach our own events on row click, row checkbox click and header checkbox click
  • So in our own functions we will retrieve the row and it's all cell values
  • Based on status cell value we will set the global flag true/false.
  • Then we will call Ribbon refresh, which eventually will enable/disable the button
Let's see how we can attach our own functions to various click events,

var _isButtonEnable = false;
var statusIndex = 2;
var row;


function isButtonEnablefn() {
    if (_isButtonEnable != 'undefined')
    { return _isButtonEnable } else
        return false;

function registerEvents() {
    var ctxCur = GetCurrentCtx();
    var SPGridViewGuid = ctxCur.listName;
    var oTables = document.getElementsByTagName("TABLE");
    for (var i = 0; i < oTables.length; i++) {
        if (oTables[i].id != "") {
            var listGUID = oTables[i].id.split("-{");
            if (listGUID[0] == SPGridViewGuid) {
                var oRows = oTables[i].getElementsByTagName("TR");

                var chkbxs = oRows[0].getElementsByTagName('input');
                if (chkbxs != null) {
                    chkbxs[0].attachEvent('onclick', selectAllClicked);

                for (var j = 0; j < oRows.length; j++) {
                    if (j != 0) {
                        oRows[j].attachEvent('onclick', rowClicked);
                        var chkbx = oRows[j].getElementsByTagName('input');
                        if (chkbx != null) {
                            chkbx[0].attachEvent('onclick', rowCbxClicked);

function selectAllClicked() {
    _isButtonEnable = false;

function rowClicked() {

function rowCbxClicked() {

function setSelectedItem() {
    var evt = null;
    //capture the curren event
    evt = window.event;
    //retrieve the source of event
    var o = GetEventSrcElement(evt);
    //if source element is ECB menu or link then return don't do anything
    if (o != null && ElementContainsLink(o))
    // Close ECB menu if it is already open   
    if (clearECBMenu(o)) {
        return false;
    //Retrieve the Row from which the event has raised
    var tr = GetItemRow(evt);
    var ctxCur = CtxFromRow(tr);

    if (CountSelectedItems(ctxCur) == 1) {
        var items = GetSelectedItemsDict(ctx);
        var k
        for (k in items) {
            var itm = items[k];
            //alert('List GUID :' + ctxCur.listName + '-- Item ID:' +;
            // Keep selected row in backstore we will need this later on in ribbon events
            var curRow = saveCurrentRow(tr,;
            // If Row Item Status is Active then turn on New Button.
            (curRow.cells[statusIndex].outerText == SP.MyResource.Active) ? _isButtonEnable = true : _isButtonEnable = false;
    else { _isButtonEnable = false; }

function saveCurrentRow(tr, curSelectedItemId) {
    var tab = tr;
    while (tab.tagName != "TABLE")
        tab = tab.parentNode;
    var rows = tab.rows;
    var i = 0;
    //This loop will fix the index for Phase State
    for (i = 0; i < tab.cells.length; i++) {
        if (tab.cells[i].outerText.trim() == SP.MyResource.State.trim()) {
            statusIndex = i;
    var iid;
    var rgiid;
    //This loop will fix the current selected row
    for (i = 1; i <= rows.length; i++) {
        iid = rows[i].getAttribute("iid");
        rgiid = iid.split(",");
        if (rgiid[1] == curSelectedItemId) {
            if (typeof (row) == "undefined") row = [];
            row[] = rows[i];
            return rows[i];
    return null;

function NewButtonClick() {
    var url;
    var ctxCur = GetCurrentCtx();
    if (CountSelectedItems(ctxCur) == 1) {
        var items = GetSelectedItemsDict(ctx);
        var item
        for (item in items) {
            var itm = items[item];
            alert('List GUID :' + ctxCur.listName + '-- Item ID:' +;

// javaScript String object's extension method for trim operation
String.prototype.trim = function () {
    return this.replace(/^\s*/, "").replace(/\s*$/, "");

Monday, June 13, 2011

Truncate and shrink Transaction Log file in SQL Server 2008

In SQL Server this process have been changed. In 2008, just change the recovery model to simple and then use DBCC Shrinkfile command.

Now follow these steps to shrink database file.
  • Truncate the log by changing the database recovery model to SIMPLE
           ALTER DATABASE [<Your Database Name>] 
  • Shrink the truncated log file to 5 MB
           DBCC SHRINKFILE ([<Your Database Name>_Log], 5);
  • Reset the database recovery model.
          ALTER DATABASE [<Your Database Name>]
NOTE: Don't leave your database Recovery in "SIMPLE" mode. This will cause some problems when u try to delete Site Collection from SharePoint Central Administration. Always keep it in "FULL" mode.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Error occurred in deployment step ‘Retract Solution’: The language-neutral solution package was not found.

We sometimes get this error when deploying SharePoint 2010 solutions from Visual Studio 2010:
Error occurred in deployment step ‘Retract Solution’: The language-neutral solution package was not found.
To resolve this error user Powershell :
  • Run Powershell.
  • Ensure you have Sharepoint Powershell commands enabled
    For that run following command

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell
  • run following command (Replace mysolution.wsp with your solution name)
    (get-spsolution mysolution.wsp).Delete()

SharePoint Framework client-side web part sample with Angular Elements

Greeting Web Part This web part is created with Angular Element. It has one element “ issharepoint ” which takes true if user is...