SharePoint Apps: Alexander Malek's weblog

using data views and workflow to build apps in sharePoint designer

Welcome to VS extensions for WSS!

Download VSeWSS. Greetings from TechEd Barcelona! Today, we finally got to announce a project I've...

Author: alexma Date: 11/07/2006

My TechEd Slides

Thanks again to everyone who showed up for the SharePoint Designer talks at TechEd! As promised,...

Author: alexma Date: 07/05/2006

Changing the ‘return URL’ for SharePoint forms

Here’s a quick little tidbit that will help when building SharePoint applications. By default, when...

Author: alexma Date: 06/17/2006

So long TechEd (and thanks for all the fish)

Just about to take off for Seattle – finally catching up on a week’s worth of email backlog :)....

Author: alexma Date: 06/16/2006

SharePoint Designer at TechEd!

I’m excited to be going to TechEd this week. I'll be presenting two sessions on SharePoint Designer...

Author: alexma Date: 06/11/2006

5 Cool SharePoint Designer Features

There is so much stuff in SharePoint Designer 2007, it's hard to pick favorites, but if I had to...

Author: alexma Date: 06/01/2006

Welcome to Office 2007 and SharePoint Designer!

Now that beta2 of Office is out (grab it here for free!), I think it's a great time for me to switch...

Author: alexma Date: 05/25/2006

Cool Outlook Trick

One of my long pet peeves about Outlook is that if you search for a user in the “Global Address...

Author: alexma Date: 05/16/2006

Allowing Users to Filter/Search a Data View

In my previous post, I talked about how Web Part Connections can be used to pass data between Web...

Author: alexma Date: 04/25/2006

Using Web Part Connections to build a Master/Detail View

One of the great new features part of SharePoint v2 is this thing called "Web Part Connections",...

Author: alexma Date: 04/10/2006

How to Create a Data View that Shows a Single Item

When you first insert a Data View, the default "look" is always a tabular multi-item view; however,...

Author: alexma Date: 03/30/2006

Welcome to Office 2007 and SharePoint Designer!

Now that beta2 of Office is out (grab it here for free!), I think it's a great time for me to switch...

Author: alexma Date: 03/25/2006

Conditional Image Swapping in a Data View

One of the cooler uses for Conditional Formatting is to to dynamically swap between a set of...

Author: alexma Date: 03/22/2006

Conditional Formatting Internals

The inner workings of Conditional Formatting are actually pretty straightforward. The key construct...

Author: alexma Date: 02/23/2006

Grokking "Show Visibility" in the Conditional Formatting Task Pane

Sometimes true Wysiwyg is not what you want in design view. For example, if you are using...

Author: alexma Date: 02/10/2006

Conditional Formatting Part 2

In addition to being able to show and hide content using Condition Formatting, you can also use the...

Author: alexma Date: 01/20/2006

Data View Conditional Formatting

One of the things XSLT makes really easy is "conditional formatting", i.e. having parts of your view...

Author: alexma Date: 12/27/2005

Wysiwyg XSLT Editing

We built the Data View on XSLT for a couple of important reasons: 1) We wanted there to be a "real"...

Author: alexma Date: 12/04/2005

How the Data View uses XSLT

In my last post, I talked a little about XSLT - how it can be used to mix data from an XML file with...

Author: alexma Date: 11/15/2005

Quick and Dirty XSLT Primer

...From the Open Internet Lexicon: "A Transformation Language to convert XML/XSL documents into HTML...

Author: alexma Date: 11/01/2005

Data View formatting: controlling the presentation of your data using 'Format Item As...'

Beyond look and feel, there is lots of other formatting support in the Data View. One of the most...

Author: alexma Date: 10/07/2005

Data View formatting: the basics

I'm very happy to say that formatting a Data View works exactly the way you'd expect/want - you...

Author: alexma Date: 10/06/2005

creating your first Data View

Now that I've introduced the Data View web part, I'd like to give you a quick demo of how easy it is...

Author: alexma Date: 10/03/2005

a story of data and views

As I mentioned previously, my main area of focus on FrontPage is features that help users build...

Author: alexma Date: 09/29/2005

list editing gone wild

In my last post, I mentioned the neato ‘Datasheet’ view that comes with SharePoint. I'm sure this is...

Author: alexma Date: 09/27/2005

Adding content through the SharePoint browser-UI is generally workable (especially if you use the...

Author: alexma Date: 09/26/2005

a few of my favorite things...

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time in ‘code view’ getting your page to look just right. In...

Author: alexma Date: 09/25/2005

The Office

Today was our annual company meeting and all in all I had a great time. That despite my natural...

Author: alexma Date: 09/24/2005

I heart lists

During my time here on FrontPage (coming on 3.5 years!), I've spent most of my waking hours on...

Author: alexma Date: 09/22/2005

ok go

Let’s get this thing rolling. My name is Alex Malek; I’m a Program Manager on the FrontPage team. I...

Author: alexma Date: 09/21/2005