CSS3, HTML, HTML5, Programming, SharePoint, Web Development

SharePoint 2016: Making the Quick Launch Bar Dynamic and Styling the Menu Items

Fly-out Menu
Fly-out Menu
The default look of the stock left hand side menu (also called the Quick Launch menu bar) that comes with SharePoint is really basic and is meant for you to style. The default behavior is to show a 2-level deep menu containing ‘Headings’ and indented ‘Navigation Links’. This hierarchy is static and is shown to the users as entirely expanded, which can take up a lot of screen real-estate.

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Programming, SharePoint, Software, SQL, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Tips, Transact-SQL, tSQL

SharePoint Dealing with the Huge and Growing File Size of SharePoint_Config_Log.ldf

SP_Custom_Menu
SP_Custom_Menu

It’s amazing how some SharePoint issues are known problems that don’t get fixed by Microsoft even after many years, and that don’t get mentioned as things one needs to look out for. I found this out recently when I ran up against an error where the entire disk space of my SharePoint SQL Server instance was filled up by a file called SharePoint_Config_Log.ldf . This is ever growing file is apparently a known problem with SharePoint that has existed in many earlier versions and that remains difficult to find a solution for that actually fixes the problem. Continue reading “SharePoint Dealing with the Huge and Growing File Size of SharePoint_Config_Log.ldf”

.Net, ASP.NET, DataGrid, Programming, Reports, Technology, VB.NET, Web Development, WebForms

ASP.NET DataGrid: Conditionally Coloring Cell Background Color for a Column Based on the Cell Contents

DataGrid Example
DataGrid Example

If you are writing a report using a .NET DataGrid, it’s very possible that you’ll want to conditionally highlight key data in the report. Continue reading “ASP.NET DataGrid: Conditionally Coloring Cell Background Color for a Column Based on the Cell Contents”