Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SharePoint Client Object Model vs Server Object Model Classes

One of the new feature of SharePoint 2010 is the Client Object Model. By using Client Object Model, developers can build the applications which can talk to SharePoint without using WebServices and without deploying any server side code.

Following is the list of Client Object Model classes and their equivalent to Server Object Model classes:

Client Object ModelServer Object Model

using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;

private void SomeMethod()
  ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteUrl);
  Site siteCollection = clientContext.Site;
  Web site = clientContext.Web;

Ref: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee857094(office.14).aspx

Friday, March 4, 2011

EMail as Primary Key in List

I have been asked a question today from one of the developers in another team that he wants to create a user registration list where emial should be unique for every user. And if user add item with existing email then he should be informed.

We know that this functionality does not exist in the OTB SharePoint list features. After googling a bit I found following excellent solution using JQuery:

URL: http://sharepointjavascript.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/sharepoint-lists-or-document-librarys-primary-key-in-selected-field/

Official SharePoint Documentation

I have recently contributed to the official SharePoint documentation for developement. Check it out here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us...