Dynamically updating the X-UA-Compatible tag in a WebPart for SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Sharepoint, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2010 Foundation, SharePoint 2010 Server |

So i came across this problem where the default document mode in SharePoint 2010 was IE8 (legacy mode…) and i was developing an angular app that would be plugged into the site.

I did not want to update the masterpage as this may cause other issues with other parts of SharePoint. My only option was to update the Compatibility tag dynamically in the OnInit method on my WebPart.


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Disable SharePoint Authentication prompts for Office Documents

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in SharePoint 2010 Foundation, SharePoint 2010 Server |

Depending on your setup, users will at times receive an authentication prompt when opening Microsoft office documents even when the site is in the Trusted Sites list or the Intranet sites list. There are reasons for this which are complex but you may have a good read of the KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838028

The fix is to modify the SharePoint web application config file (web.config) in the app directory to specifically bypass the authentication prompts. As a rule of thumb, please backup your web.config before making any changes.


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SharePoint – Can’t edit user email address using “My Settings”

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Sharepoint, SharePoint 2010 Foundation, SharePoint 2010 Server, SharePoint 2013 |

Came across this problem while testing some workflow approvals on my SharePoint 2013 instance, needed to change the email addresses of my test users.

edit settings



The fix:

Run this powershell script to programmatically update the email address of the SPUser object.




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Getting total document count for a SharePoint site

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in C#, Sharepoint, SharePoint 2010 Foundation, SharePoint 2010 Server |

I had a customer wanting to find out the total number of documents under a site. Quickly came up with a Webservice method that ran a query on all the lists on the site to get a total count. Run this from a ribbon or in your custom web app solution in SharePoint



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