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Damon Armstrong

An Odd Behavior with the ServerRelativeUrl Property in CSOM

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I was attempting to build a query using the ClientContext.LoadQuery method because it has some performance benefits that make it a useful approach for querying SharePoint. I was attempting to query a specific list using the ServerRelativeUrl property on the RootFolder on the List, but I only had the site-relative URL of the list. So […]

16 July 2015 1:33 pm by
Damon Armstrong

Avoiding JavaScript Library Code While Debugging

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I was attempting to debug a piece of JavaScript code in SharePoint that was having issues.  Since I was unfamiliar with the codebase, I decided to try to figure out what code was running right after a certain button click using a tactic described in my blog post How to Start JavaScript Debugging at Just […]

9 July 2015 1:45 pm by
Damon Armstrong

How to Start JavaScript Debugging at Just the Right Time

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Here is the scenario: you have inherited a project and you need to debug some issues with JavaScript on a page when a user clicks a button.  You have no idea where that JavaScript resides and you don’t want to pour through a bunch of files to figure it out.  You know the error occurs […]

9 July 2015 1:16 pm by
Damon Armstrong

Incorrect Client ID in SharePoint App Package

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Interesting issue today.  I was attempting to install a SharePoint app today and ran into the following error: 8fff7a1f-f0ea-4d73-8c7d-aa97279b6d20 Stack trace:   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUser.get_UserToken()    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Lifecycle.SPAppLifecycleEventCalloutTask.CallRemoteEventReceiver(Uri url, SPAppInstance instance)    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Lifecycle.SPAppLifecycleEventCalloutTask.CallRemoteEventReceiver(SPAppInstance instance)    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Lifecycle.SPAppLifecycleEventCalloutTask.Deploy()    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAppTask.DeployOperation()    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Lifecycle.MonitoredTaskExecution.DoTask()    at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)    at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)    […]

16 June 2015 3:20 am by
Damon Armstrong

High Trust Certificate Error Adding App to Site in SharePoint

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I was deploying a SharePoint App-Model app in my development environment.  It went into the catalog just fine, but it failed when trying to add it to a SharePoint site.  It uses a remote web and has application install event receivers.  The helpful error message that came back just said that the event receivers failed […]

22 April 2015 1:33 pm by
Damon Armstrong

Making PowerShell Output Readable using Out-GridView

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On intermittent occasions I get to work with PowerShell and in my last bout with the scripting language I ran across an amazing capability that really makes reading the output of PowerShell much easier – the Out-GridView cmdlet.  You can pipe the output of a command to Out-GridView and the results are displayed in an […]

23 March 2015 12:20 pm by
Damon Armstrong

Fixing “An update error has occurred” When Modifying Alternate Access Mappings in SharePoint

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A while back, I made  change to my SharePoint configuration to modify my alternate access mappings.  For some unknown reason, the mappings keep reverting back to their original state and when I go to modify them again, I get the following error: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object […]

12 March 2015 3:38 pm by
Damon Armstrong

Get-WFFarm and Troubleshooting Register-SPWorklfowService

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I was helping a colleague configure workflow on his SharePoint development environment when we ran into an issue running the Register-SPWorkflowService cmdlet: Register-SPWorkflowService : An internal error occured. For more details, please see the server logs. Client ActivityId : af6ae27e-02cc-4aed-914d-a59d21d23427. At line:1 char:1 + Register-SPWorkflowService -spsite https://siteUrl/sites/Site … + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share…WorkflowService: […]

17 February 2015 5:12 pm by
Damon Armstrong

Fixing the “Content Processing Pipeline Failed to Process the Item" and "Cannot Load Wordbreaker for en or the Fall Back" Errors in SharePoint Search

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I was attempting to search for something in my development SharePoint farm and couldn’t find it.  So I ran the crawler and attempted again.  Still couldn’t find it.  After poking around, I saw in the error logs that I had 5000+ errors during the search crawl, most of which said something about “the content processing […]

16 February 2015 9:05 pm by
Damon Armstrong

SharePoint Apps: Blank Page Displayed when Navigating to App

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I was trying to get a SharePoint app up and running in our environment but was running into a bit of an oddity.  After clicking on our App’s icon in Site Contents, I was taken to a blank page.  It wasn’t a SharePoint error page.  It wasn’t an IIS error page.  It was just a […]

10 February 2015 12:42 pm by
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