Changing the no items message for an XLV web part

For various reasons on my recent project I’ve been digging around the XSLT List View Web Part (XLV) and learning as much as I can about it. XLVs are very powerful and combined with SharePoint Designer 2010 pave the way for something fantastic customisations. However – not everything has to be done with SPD…

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Exporting the XSLT List View Web Part in SharePoint 2010

The XSLT List View Web Part (XLV web part) is one of the great additions in SharePoint 2010. Why is it great? Well other than a lot of cool stuff under-the-hood it means that the end user can re-use custom styles, apply conditional formatting and many other rich customisations to the way their list data . . . → Read More: Exporting the XSLT List View Web Part in SharePoint 2010

Display a user’s picture in the content query web part

As I detailed in my last post, it’s possible to display a user’s profile photo in a data form web part. I attempted to use a similar technique to display a photo in some custom XSL for a content query web part (CQWP) and unfortunately ran into a brick wall. After exploring many options, and . . . → Read More: Display a user’s picture in the content query web part

Displaying a user’s picture in the data view web part

After seeing my post on displaying recent blog posts from around a SharePoint site a pal (@andrewjolly) got in touch and asked me if it would be possible to display a user’s photo via XSL. After digging around I found that there are a few different scenarios where this could be used with different approaches . . . → Read More: Displaying a user’s picture in the data view web part

Viewing raw data in a Content Query Web Part

Partly a reminder for myself, but hopefully useful for others…

I regularly use the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) and the Data Form Web Part to format how data, usually from SharePoint lists, is presented back to the user. A common scenario for me is to check that the data being returned by the query . . . → Read More: Viewing raw data in a Content Query Web Part