Notes and observations from my work in SharePoint.

SharePoint Features + Renaming

August 5, 2015 Matt Thornton 0

This is a fun one. In some of our Visual Studio solutions we use the period character – “.” – for project naming which broadly reflects the namespaces in use. However, this causes issues for Visual Studio namely in the ability to rename features. So when you create a feature, […]

Sharepoint 2010 + Internal Field Name Max Length

August 4, 2015 Matt Thornton 1

Little reminder about something that has just kept me busy for the last hour or so – internal field names in SharePoint lists have a max length of 32 characters. SharePoint treats this a little bizarrely – it will create the column but then truncate the internal field name. Thus […]

Two useful SharePoint Powershell links

August 22, 2014 Matt Thornton 0

I continue to do some work in SharePoint 2010 which means I continue to trip over weird issues. Issue 1: Error creating content type. A duplicate content type was found. Matt covers this issue: If you’ve gotten this error and come to this site looking for answers, chances are it […]

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