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Using JavaScript with SharePoint form fields

Using JavaScript in SharePoint forms enables developers to quickly customize the “look and field” and the behavior of a SharePoint form (Display, New or Edit form). It’s quick because you will see the effect directly on the form and given that you are embedding the JavaScript properly (putting the script in a content editor web part), you can also easily transport your code from development to production environment.
I recently have a chance to modify some SharePoint form fields thru JavaScript and would like to share my overall experience using JavaScript:

make a text field readOnly: my first attempt is by setting the disabled property to true with no success, the correct answer is document.getElementById(‘your_control_id’).readOnly = true;
make a checkbox field readOnly is more complicated, the readOnly property doesn’t exist/work, so I keep on researching and finally have this:

function makeReadOnly()
return false;
if (document.getElementById(‘your_control_id’).type ==…

Preview Pane in SharePoint list

This Preview Pane function is OOTB and is always there, you go to “modify this view” in the list and at the view setting page, under the style section, select the “Preview Pane” option:

Open this view now and you will have an easy way to preview all your information by hovering on the list item:


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More Business Intelligence for MOSS

Microsoft has made an announcement on its Business Intelligence strategy by adding Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 features (originally a separate product) into MOSS enterprise CAL this week.
Now there is one more reason to LOVE SharePoint!

Synchornize outlook 2007 contacts to MOSS

To upload your outlook contacts, first create a sharepoint contact list in a WSS 3.0 site (if not already exists):

In the SharePoint contact library, under the Actions menu, click “Connect to Outlook”:

This will create a link to the SharePoint contact library created above inside your Office Outlook 2007!
And then within your outlook, just copy and paste your existing outlook contacts into the new SharePoint contact library and you are done!

Create new WSS web application at a default location other than C:\Inetpub\wwwroot

This was a question popup about a year ago when the client SPS 2003 virtual directory is hosed on a drive other the default C:\Inetpub\wwwroot location.
It all began with a gradual migration, the new targeted web application for MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0 is created automatically at C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\VirtualDirectories\
while the SPS 2003 site is at E:\Inetpub\wwwroot. At that time, I only know to manually change the virtual directory physical path location in IIS manager after the targeted web application is created.
Yesterday, I came across Bill Baer‘s blog and one of his posts answered my questions of changing the default location for virtual directory creation.
The method turns out to be not a “SharePoint configuration” but rather a “IIS configuration”. Not at all an experienced server/IIS administrator myself, I feel like his post is “good to know” and one of the gotcha situation

SharePoint Resource Center for Updates

As a SharePoint administrator, keeping your SharePoint environment up-to-date is one of the important tasks. Since MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 went RTM in November 2006, there are 2 major updates: Service Pack 1 and Infrastructure Update.
The following link summerizes the deployment roadmap for these important updates and provides useful information in terms of understanding and planning for those major updates:
Updates Resource Center for SharePoint Products and Technologies (Powered by Microsoft TechNet)
A must-have browser favorite for all SharePoint administrators!