Hide “Recent” link in classic mode

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Hello everyone,

Today in the “Quick Win” section, I’ll talk about a small trick regarding “Recent” link in the navigation.

What is it?

The “Recent” link is a link added by SharePoint when you add a new app in your site and when you choose to NOT add it to the current navigation …

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How to remove it?

Yeah, I really don’t know why Microsoft decided to add this feature, on most of my customer, when the navigation is defined, they don’t like to see it brutally changed without their permission.

First attempt to delete this annoying stuff, go to the navigation and click “Delete”. Yeah, it should work but…

If you don’t have the publishing infrastructure set on your site, you need to provide an url to the recent to be able to remove it (…) !

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If you add a new app, the link gets back..

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How to get rid of it?

First, I know my solution is not a wonderfull solution but it’s working as expected.   To do this, you will need to have the publishing infrastructure activated.

Create a SharePoint Group called “Recent Reader” and remove all the people from it.

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Go to the navigation and apply an audience on the Recent link for the “Recent Reader” group.

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Voila!

The link won’t be visible by anyone after that!

 

Hoping this helps!

 

Christopher

 

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Use default rendering in JSLink

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Hello everyone,

Today I will talk about the JsLink we use to make custom displays in our good old classic 2013 interface.

A typical example is the following

In this example, we change the rendering of the “AssignedTo” field with a custom html of our own.

This example can sometimes be too much for simple requests such as “I want to display this field in Read-Only”.

To do this, you can use the default SharePoint rendering!

I want to thank the person who took time to compile this really useful information!

For my part, my source is the following: https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/112506/sharepoint-2013-js-link-return-default-field-rendering

Hoping this helps !

Christopher.

Quick Win – Display attachments in list

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Hello everyone,

Today, in the Quick Win series, I’ll talk about the possibility to view attachments in a list view.

By default, when you have one or more attachments to a list item, you see this

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If you open the properties of the item, you see the full list of attachments

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To display the full list of attachments in the view of your list, simply add the following JSLink (don’t forget to fix the path for the JQuery file)

(function () { 

// jQuery library is required
(window.jQuery || document.write('<script src="PATH/jquery.min.js"><\/script>'));
// Create object that have the context information about the field that we want to change it output render  

var linkFiledContext = {};
linkFiledContext.Templates = {};
linkFiledContext.Templates.Fields = {
"Attachments": { "View": AttachmentsFiledTemplate }
}; 

SPClientTemplates.TemplateManager.RegisterTemplateOverrides(linkFiledContext); 

})(); 

// This function provides the rendering logic for list view
function AttachmentsFiledTemplate(ctx) {
var itemId = ctx.CurrentItem.ID;
var listName = ctx.ListTitle;
return getAttachments(listName, itemId);
} 

function getAttachments(listName,itemId) {
var url = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl;
var requestUri = url + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('" + listName + "')/items(" + itemId + ")/AttachmentFiles";
var str = "";
// execute AJAX request
$.ajax({
url: requestUri,
type: "GET",
headers: { "ACCEPT": "application/json;odata=verbose" },
async: false,
success: function (data) {
for (var i = 0; i < data.d.results.length; i++) {
str += "<a href='" + data.d.results[i].ServerRelativeUrl + "'>" + data.d.results[i].FileName + "</a>";
if (i != data.d.results.length - 1) {
str += "
";
}
}
},
error: function (err) {
console.log(err)
}
});
return str;
}

Et voila!

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I wish I had the idea but I did not write this code, I found it on this msdn topic (Thanks Denis Guo)

Hoping this helps!

Christopher

Quick Win – Show PDF file preview in classic mode

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Hello everyone,

Today, in the “Quick Wins” series I will talk about the preview of pdf document in SharePoint in “Classic” mode.

Problematic

As a user,

I want to see the preview of my pdf documents in my library and in my search result

In order to take advantage of this functionality in the same way as for office documents.

Cause

By default PDF files do not display the preview in the call-out menu

In libraries

pdfpreview01

In search result
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Resolution

In order to use the preview of a PDF, we will tell SharePoint to use Word’s functionality for PDF files.

In libraries

We will use a jsLink file to integrate on desired views. The script to use is the following

window.onload = function () {

SP.SOD.executeFunc('filePreview.js', null, function () {

embeddedWACPreview.dimensions["pdf"] = embeddedWACPreview.dimensions["docx"];

filePreviewManager.previewers.extensionToPreviewerMap["pdf"] = filePreviewManager.previewers.extensionToPreviewerMap["docx"];

});

};

Put this script in a .js file, store it in a library in your site collection, and populate the jsLink in the view.

In search result
Simply create a result type based on the one used for Word and tell it to target pdf documents..

Go to the “Site settings”

In the “Search” section, click “Result Types”

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Scroll down to Result Type “Microsoft Word” and click “Copy”

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Give the name you want (PDF) ,choose the “PDF” content type and click “Save”

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Results

In libraries

pdfpreview06

In search result

pdfpreview07.png

Hoping this helps!

Christopher

Quick Win – Display more view in the selector

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Hello everyone,

Today I will inaugurate a new type of post that I want to set up, quick wins.

The purpose of these articles is to show a quick configuration to meet a common business need.

Problematic

As a user

I want to see more views in the view selector

In order to have more choice without clicking the ellipse

Cause

By default, the SharePoint view selector (in classic view) shows only 3 views among the views defined.

viewselector1

Resolution

By adding a JavaScript on the page, you can display more views. (Replace the 5 number by the number of view you want to display).

ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(overrideSurfacePivotCount, 'clienttemplates.js');
function overrideSurfacePivotCount() {
ClientPivotControl.prototype.SurfacedPivotCount = 5;
};

viewselector2

Hoping this helps.

Christopher.