Images slideshow in SharePoint 2007 using jQuery

Yesterday I published an article with an example on how you can display a random image in SharePoint 2007 using jQuery. With only a couple of lines of JavaScript you can pick a random image from an Image Library and display it on a page. But did you actually know that with a little more effort you can create your own images slideshow?

Showing random images in SharePoint 2007 using jQuery

If you’ve been following my blog you know that a bit more than a year ago I’ve published the Imtech Random Image Web Part: a SharePoint web part which allows you to display random images from a list of your choice. The web part I’ve made contains some code which you would have to deploy it in your SharePoint environment to get it working. Did you actually know that you can create the same functionality using no more than a couple of lines of JavaScript and no server-side code at all?

Getting values of internal properties in SharePoint 2007

SharePoint has a lot of gold under the hood. Unfortunately for us – developers not all of it is publicly available. Some methods/properties are marked as internal what makes it impossible for us to use is custom functionality we’re developing. But do you really develop your own alternatives or is there a way to get to those gems after all?

Is it a good idea to use lambda expressions for querying SharePoint data?

.NET 3x ships with a number of new features among which lambda expressions: an easy way to write code for querying collections. Because of its ease of use many developers use it for retrieving data from different kind of collections. Just recently I’ve been asked to have a look how well lambda expressions perform while retrieving data from SharePoint comparing to SharePoint native mechanisms.

RenderAllHiddenFieldsAtTopOfForm – is it really a SEO solution?

Yesterday I’ve found out about one of the new features of .NET 3.5 SP1: the renderAllHiddenFieldsAtTopOfForm setting which allows you to control where in the page the hidden fields are being rendered. Today I gave it a shot in combination with a SharePoint Web Content Management solution…