Posted by Dimitris Tsakoumagos on 2/19/2014 5:54 PM | Comments (0)
Today I received a customer requirement stating that he wanted to choose the year only, using a DatePicker control. Our default DatePicker control shows a date in the dd/MM/yyyy format. Also, the drop-down calendar is configured to choose a specific day, making it quite cumbersome to select the required year. Default DatePicker control In order to simulate the requested behaviou... [More]
Tags: , , , , | Categories: How-To Posted by Szczepan Bury on 3/21/2012 9:18 AM | Comments (0)
Nintex workflow action forms, that use sharepoint content types, can be easily replaced with PowerForms. This replacement brings the functionality of PowerForms to the workflow forms. In the following example we will show how to do that, step by step. The article splits into two sections, the first one is explaining how to replace the Nintex form with PowerForms, and the second one is explaining t... [More]
Tags: , , , | Posted by Yannis Sovolakis on 8/19/2011 9:51 AM | Comments (0)
Accessing external lists using PowerForms is now available (v.2.4). In the following example we will Define 2 external content types Register PowerForms to design forms Create a lookup control on the foreign key column We will keep the example as simple as possible here. We will create 2 tables inside a SQL Server database : Customers and Countries where the Customers table will ha... [More]
Tags: , , , | Posted by Yannis Sovolakis on 5/23/2011 12:40 AM | Comments (0)
Scripting has always been a powerful tool to perform customizations and extend the capabilities of any application. In the next release of BPC PowerForms for SharePoint (coming June 2011), scripting with IronPython will be integrated. For the time being, the following events may be handled through scripting : Control Value Change Form Validation Form Load Completed   In this ar... [More]
Tags: , , , | Posted by Andreas Vamvatsikos on 5/6/2011 4:11 PM | Comments (0)
So you decided to use the Farm configuration wizard, right after the SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard, to set up your farm.  Let me say this right from the start, this was a bad decision! The wizard should only be used if you are setting up a demo environment. The good think is that if you used the wizard you ended up with a configuration that (seems to) work. To achieve this however ... [More]
Tags: , , | Categories: How-To Posted by Spyros Moschovakos on 4/29/2011 7:04 PM | Comments (0)
This is a brief guide on how to easily achieve integration between a sharepoint workflow and BPC PowerForms, providing a much more advanced and efficient way for the user to input information during a data collection task. In this scenario, Sharepoint Designer 2007 and the out of the box BPC PowerForms web part are used. [More]
Tags: , , , , | Posted by Antonios Daskos on 3/21/2011 2:23 PM | Comments (0)
Introduction to using BPC PowerForms Part I: Installation and first looks In this series of walkthroughs, I’ll demonstrate the simplicity of using BPC PowerForms to access SharePoint 2007/2010 lists, from the beginner’s point of view. In the next posts, more complex scenarios will unfold and many of the available features will come into play. I’ll demonstrate how one can use Po... [More]
Tags: , , | Posted by Antonios Daskos on 3/18/2011 5:39 PM | Comments (0)
There's a plethora of knowledge regarding the following issues, but let me reiterate my experiences - being new to SharePoint - with anything 64-bit. I'm working on Windows 7 64-bit and try to use the 64-bit version of any software that provides one. That goes for Internet Explorer 9 and Microsoft Office 2010. While Internet Explorer 32-bit will install side-by-side with its 64-bit version, ... [More]
Tags: , | Posted by Yannis Sovolakis on 3/15/2011 10:33 AM | Comments (0)
From time to time, I think it would be nice to share some information about PowerForms development as well as thoughts on the future of the product itself. At this moment we are working on 2 different axis: Better integration with SharePoint Feature requests As for the integration part, we are spending significant effort to achieve smooth integration with SharePoint lists which have&n... [More]
Tags: , , , , , | Posted by Spyros Moschovakos on 3/11/2011 10:33 PM | Comments (0)
A simple class built in VB .NET that provides functions to easily retrieve data from Sharepoint lists and document libraries using CAML queries. Useful for preventing composing a CAML query from scratch and parsing the XML search results, in cases where the Sharepoint object model is not accessible (i.e. from a remote machine other the sharepoint server itself) [More]