Thursday, August 29, 2013

How to Quickly isolate and remove a problematic WebPart

 Here's a nice tip of the day, for anyone wanting to solve those annoying WebPart exception issues.

A lot of times, when you start tweaking with WebParts, you can end up breaking the whole page unexpectedly. To quickly resolve this issue, one thing you can do is close the offending WebPart.

To do this, you can simply add a special query string parameter called "contents" and set it to "1".
For example: (...)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Central Admin's 'New' Web Application button greyed out

This is a replay, but always good to remember - pops up every now and then. I was questioned about this today and decided to give a brief explanation.

It has happened to me in the past, wanting to create a New Web Application and the button was greyed out. I couldn't quite understand why, since I could perform the remaining administrative tasks I was looking to do at the time.

Monday, August 12, 2013

SP2013 & VS2012: .ascx.g.cs missing!

I've been working with SharePoint 2013 for a while now, on and off...well, mostly off to be honest, as the main client I'm working for - 80% of my time - is still on SP2010 (will be very interesting to get them moved to SP2013!).

The first annoying issue I got was with missing .ascx.g.cs files for the Web Parts. I couldn't actually understand what the hell was happening, for a while! We're using a farm solution (we have full control on the environments) and Visual Studio 2012 to develop.