Windows SharePoint Services v3 ships with many controls that simplify entering data. One of such controls is the EntityPicker which allows users to search for data and then select the desired record(s). Not only is the EntityPicker very intuitive but also highly extensible. Did you know that you can extend the EntityPicker to make it fill the list form using the data from the entity that you picked?
How many times were you working with Lookup Fields and just when you were about to pick a value, you found out that it’s not there. How many clicks did you have to make to get to the Lookup List, add the new Lookup Item, get back to where you were first and add your item? While it sounds trivial, it’s the only way things can be done in out of the box SharePoint. You could of course create a whole new Custom Field Type which would contain an “Add new item” link, but there is an easier way to get this done.
\Via [EndUserSharePoint.com\] In the previous article we’ve discussed all the different ingredients of the Quote of the Day Web Part. Additionally we have created the basics to retrieve quotes from a list and display them on the page. In Part 2 of the article I revise the mechanism for retrieving random quote of the day.
\Via [EndUserSharePoint.com\] In March, Mark Miller of EndUserSharePoint.com (EUSP) has created a Quote of the Day web part. And while it has been downloaded and installed on many sites, it has one shortcoming: you had to edit the web part’s code to manage the quotes. Recently Mark asked me whether it would be possible to do something about it, to make the web part more end-user friendly.