Last week, I was building some simple request forms using Microsoft Forms and I wanted to embed one on a modern SharePoint Page. I created, the form, added the Microsoft Forms web part, but when I pasted the link to the form, I got the following error: This is not a valid form link. Please… Continue reading Microsoft Forms Web Part error: “This is not a valid form link.”
For some reason on one of my tenants, the “Return to Modern” link simply doesn’t render any more and it hasn’t for months. I don’t go back to Classic Mode very often but it’s a necessity to remove an SPFx package still. Once I remove my package, I get stuck in Classic Mode. I’m not… Continue reading Using the Developer Console to exit SharePoint Classic Mode
It turns out opening a link to a new tab is now in your SPFx web part in SharePoint is not as simple as you would think. You would think that simply adding target=”_blank” or target=”_new” would do the trick. It does not. It works for external links but link to other SharePoint pages will… Continue reading SPFx Basics: Opening a link in a new tab
If there is anything that is hard to work with in SharePoint, it’s lookup columns. While it’s so easy and simple to create them through the SharePoint user interface (well the classic interface), they are incredibly complex to provision programmatically. I remember struggles behind provisioning lookup columns going back as far as 2007 if not… Continue reading How to: Provision Lookup Columns and Projected Fields using PnP PowerShell
Updated:May 28th, 2019 to use SPFx 1.8 and node.js v10 Updated: May 8th, 2019 to include use of SecureString There are a lot of posts out there on how to set up CI / CD with SPFx projects and Azure DevOps. The problem is Azure adds functions and makes changes to the interface all of… Continue reading How to: Setup CI / CD in Azure DevOps with the help of SPFx Generator
Many experienced SPFx developers know you don’t have to debug your web part in the workbench in SharePoint Online. While the workbench is great, there are certain things that you just can’t test there such as application customizers and full-width web part zones. In the past six months or so, I’ve mentored a number of… Continue reading SPFx Basics: Debugging web parts on any page
If you attended my talk at ShareCloud Summit in Irving, TX last week, thanks for attending! Here’s the link to my slide deck. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.