Extending the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar

SharePoint 2010 includes the Ribbon which makes it easier for users to work with the rich functionality of the SharePoint platform. The Ribbon in SharePoint 2010 also includes a rich extensibility framework which makes it possible for custom solutions to make their functionality available to users. Using the Ribbon extensibility framework you can add all kinds of controls to the Ribbon but is it also possible to extend the Quick Access Toolbar?

Sample code: Asynchronously checking if a Ribbon command is available

While extending SharePoint 2010 Ribbon with new functionality one of the common things you do is to check whether a command should be enabled or not. Since the checking function expects you to return a value it can get tricky if your custom checking operation is asynchronous. Find out how to asynchronously check if a Ribbon command is available.

How we did it: mavention.nl – Part 5: Mavention RSS

A part of building an Internet-facing website is notifying your visitors about new content. Using RSS/Atom feeds is a common way to deliver new content to your audience. Find out how we created RSS for our brand new website without a single line of custom code!

Configuring SharePoint 2010 Rich Text Editor to allow ‘Paste plaintext’ only

Recently I wrote an article how you can configure the SharePoint 2010 Rich Text Editor (RTE) to better support consistent content authoring. Shortly after I published the article, I got a question how to force the RTE to allow the content editors to paste content only as plain text removing all formatting. From the consistency point of view this is a great deal especially if RTE is not your primary text editor and you’re pasting the content from another text editor. So how do you configure the SharePoint 2010 Rich Text Editor to allow pasting content only as plain text?