Thursday, November 13, 2014

SharePoint People Editor Control Validation

I was recently working on a visual web part in SharePoint 2013. I added a people editor control on the ascx file. And when I tried to enter the user's name and press enter, the text box started behaving like a multiline textbox. It did not validate the user. Even when I searched for the user and selected, the user did not show up in the textbox.

The HTML for the control is simple. I have used this in many other projects.

I went crazy. There is so much to learn in SharePoint. SharePoint makes you feel humble, rookie :)
This is how the people editor behaved...

I tried many things. I even tried to implement Client people picker introduced in SharePoint 2013.
Then I stumbled upon a blog by Bill Daugherty II. He had explained about some issue he is facing. Which thankfully worked for me too.

The solution was to give a script reference to EntityEditor.js file from _layouts.

<script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/entityeditor.js"></script>

This worked like a charm for me. I hope it helps others too. 


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation Edition Extension

I was recently reviving my Virtual Machine for some testing on SharePoint 2013. I found out that the windows server 2012 standard evaluation license is expired. 

Because of this, the VM was getting rebooted every hour. I found out that by running the below script I can stop this from happening.

slmgr.vbs -ato

But to my surprise it did not work. Because I believe it was already activated. Then I found one more command line script. 

slmgr.vbs -rearm

This has solved my issue. I can work on SP 2013 peacefully now ;)