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SharePoint 2010 - Silverlight 4 Picture Gallery for viewers & contributors

Update: I've just (21/07/2010) recompiled the gallery with the latest SilverLight 4 bits, so you won't get a "this application was created for an expired version...." anymore

BIWUG Videos published

Hi All,

My session on SPLINQ has been published on Channel 9 at http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/katriendg/BIWUG-session-LINQ-to-SharePoint/. You can watch the other sessions at http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/katriendg.

Happy coding!

Querying, Updating data using a WCF reference to ListData.svc from a console program


Here are the steps to process to get started with the OOTB WCF ListData service.

- Create a web site with two lists, let's say Customers and Cities. Populate those lists with a few entries. The Customers list should contain a column named City that's a lookup to the Cities list.

- Create a new console (or whatever...) program and add a reference to the WCF service this way:

Tip of the week - Using the WCF service reference to generate REST-LIKE queries

Hi All,

As you probably know, you can use the new WCF services of SharePoint 2010 to query and update list data. You can talk to /_vti_bin/ListData.svc directly or indirectly.

For instance, you talk to it indirectly when working with a WCF service reference in a dotnet project. Behind the scenes the class generated by Visual Studio will handle the communication with the service and a simple query like this:

Beta 2 - Getting WCF ListData.svc project reference to work with SharePoint 2010

Hi All,

I've recently digged into the new WCF services of SharePoint 2010 and discovered some troubles with it. If you follow the steps mentioned on the following URL:

http://www.dotnetmafia.com/blogs/dotnettipoftheday/archive/2010/01/21/introduction-to-querying-lists-with-rest-and-listdata-svc-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx , you'll notice that reproducing his example works fine.

CLUG - Continual Learning User Group

Hi all,

The CLUG, a new french speaking user group has just been born! It should deliver technical sessions on a montly basis. Those will be held at the EPHEC.

Tip of the week - custom javascript files warning

As of now, I'll try to post a tip on a weekly basis. For the first tip, I'll talk about custom javascript files called by SharePoint components such as master pages, application pages etc...

Have you ever tried to deal with a custom javascript file that need to work with accentuated characters? If not, you probably never realized that you should encode your custom JS files in UTF-8...

Indeed, SharePoint adds the following meta:

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />



I'll be presenting a session for the BIWUG next tuesday on SPLINQ and CAML. You can download the windows application I'll be demonstrating.

Here is a screenshot of the application

SharePoint 2010 MyToolbar


I've just released a new project on CodePlex. It's a toolbar associated with every list in a given web where the web scoped feature has been activated which gives some information pertaining to the connected user such as his documents/items, his contribution rate on the current list, a filter textbox allowing to filter on any column present in the view and the list of his personal views.

This toolbar is entirely based on jQuery & the ECMAScript API of SharePoint 2010.

For more info, visit the page description on CodePlex at the following URL :