Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FLV files in SharePoint

Microsoft Expression Encoder. 'Nuff said. I keep finding out new reasons to love Microsoft Expression. It's still missing a good photo editing option though.

Converters in XAML

On a Silverlight course this week. When working with data in WPF or SilverLight, you can bind data to properties, such as background colour. However, you will need to convert it to an actual colour. This can be done in WPF using triggers, but if you want to use code, create a new class that inherits from IValueConverter, and you can use that helpful little "Apply Data Binding" wizard to assign the converter to a property. Very useful.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Custom CSS and Master Pages in SharePoint 2010

The SharePoint site I administrate uses massively customised CSS whilst still retaining the feel of SharePoint navigation.  It implements expanding (jQuery) navigation on the left hand side, which is fiddly but works for now.  This post could become useful when I need to develop and test without worrying about affecting existing users on a live site.

Page breaks in Word

Having not used Microsoft Word an awful lot, I simply resorted to inserting page breaks to keep content together. I realised this isn't a very clever thing to do, so I looked for a better way to do things. I found this interesting article about managing pagination in Word. Hurray!

Managing pagination (or, avoiding page breaks where you don't want them) |