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Shehan Peruma December 2008 Entries
Change the format of the 'Created By' field in a page layout
I was creating a custom page layout for a publishing site and one of the requirements was to display the 'Created By' field. Piece of cake, I thought, all I need to do was to all add the following: <SharePointWebControls:T... FieldName="Created_x0020_By" runat="server"/> However, this resulted in the field being rendered in the format- 'domain\username'. But on the 'View Properties' (DispForm.aspx) for the page the Created By field shown at the bottom of the page is in the correct format ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 23, 2008 4:13 AM

Deploying Web Parts to farms with more than 1 WFE
If you're developing webparts using VSeWSS and going to run the setup.bat that that VSeWSS creates, you might need to modify the deploy solution line before running it. The deploysolution instruction that VSeWSS adds contains the -local argument. This is all good if you're going to run it on an implementation with only 1 WFE, but for farms with 2 or more WFE's then you will need to change -local to -immediate. I also make it a habit to call the execadmsvcjobs command before and after adding and deploying. ......

Posted On Monday, December 1, 2008 9:50 PM

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