Add custom Workflow to a list

I have putted this in a feature receiver event.
The code is actually very straight forword.

 

[Guid(“9ea3c6f6-f6f2-45e2-9cee-2e95e3019a34”)]
public class MUACChangeEventReceiver : SPFeatureReceiver
{

SPList historyList = null;
SPList taskList = null;

public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties)
{
SPSite site = properties.Feature.Parent as SPSite;
SPWeb web = site.RootWeb;
SPList list = web.Lists[“Project site creation”];

TryGetHistoryList(web);
TryGetTaskList(web);

//Get workflow by name
//SPWorkflowTemplate workflowTemplate = web.WorkflowTemplates.GetTemplateByName(Resources.Workflow.WorkflowDisplayName, CultureInfo.CurrentCulture);

Guid workflowTemplateGuid = Resources.Workflow.WorkflowId;
SPWorkflowTemplate workflowTemplate = web.WorkflowTemplates[workflowTemplateGuid];

web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;

try
{
// Create workflow association
SPWorkflowAssociation workflowAssociation = SPWorkflowAssociation.CreateListAssociation(workflowTemplate, Resources.Workflow.WorkflowDisplayName, taskList, historyList);

// Set workflow parameters
workflowAssociation.AllowManual = false;
workflowAssociation.AutoStartCreate = true;
workflowAssociation.AutoStartChange = false;

// Add workflow association to my list
list.WorkflowAssociations.Add(workflowAssociation);

// Enable workflow
workflowAssociation.Enabled = true;
}
finally
{
web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = false;
}
}

private void TryGetHistoryList(SPWeb web)
{
try
{
historyList = web.Lists[“Workflow History”];
}
catch (ArgumentException exc)
{
// Create workflow history list
Guid listGuid = web.Lists.Add(“Workflow History”, “”, SPListTemplateType.WorkflowHistory);
historyList = web.Lists[listGuid];
historyList.Hidden = true;
historyList.Update();
}
}
private void TryGetTaskList(SPWeb web)
{
try
{
taskList = web.Lists[“Workflow Tasks”];
}
catch (ArgumentException exc)
{
// Create workflow tasks list
Guid listGuid = web.Lists.Add(“Workflow Tasks”, “”, SPListTemplateType.Tasks);
taskList = web.Lists[listGuid];
taskList.Hidden = true;
taskList.Update();
}
}
}

Deploy my WSP to a certain WebApplication and not Globally

Most often you want your customsolution to be deployed to only a specific webapplication but SharePoint won’t allow it.

It’s actually very easy to fix this by tricking SharePoint.

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In your package manifest you add a safe control:

<Solution xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/”&gt;
<Assemblies>
<Assembly Location=”dll_name_of_your_solution.dll” DeploymentTarget=”GlobalAssemblyCache”>
<SafeControls>
             <SafeControl Assembly=”dll_name_of_your_solution,Version=1.0.0.0,Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=****************” Namespace=”namespace_of_your_solution” TypeName=”*” />
</SafeControls>
</Assembly>
</Assemblies></Solution>

2014-03-03_8-07-02

Show Multiline Textbox value as Text

If you acces the value of a multiline field there will be HTML tags included, so… the way to get only the text is like this…

SPFieldMultiLineText field = (SPFieldMultiLineText)item.Fields[“FieldName”];
string text = field.GetFieldValueAsText(item[“FieldName”]);

I wrote an exstension method for this:

var text = item.RetrieveMultiLineValue(“fieldname”);

Method:

public static string RetrieveMultiLineValue(this SPListItem item, string fieldname)
{
string text = String.Empty;

if (item[fieldname] != null)
{
SPFieldMultiLineText field = (SPFieldMultiLineText)item.Fields[fieldname];
text = field.GetFieldValueAsText(item[fieldname]);
}

return text;
}

Voila, hope it helps, comments are welcome…

Jquery get current Sharepoint user

It is possible to get through JQuery the current user in SharePoint;

 var currentuser;

function checkCurrentUser() {
var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var siteColl = context.get_site();
var web = siteColl.get_rootWeb();
this._currentUser = web.get_currentUser();
context.load(this._currentUser);
context.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.CheckUserSucceeded),
Function.createDelegate(this, this.CheckUserfailed));

function CheckUserSucceeded() {
currentuser =this._currentUser.get_loginName;
}

 function CheckUserfailed() {
log(‘retrieving user failed’);
}