How I created a “Copy to new item” functionality for a SharePoint list – Part 1

I wanted to create a “copy to new item” functionality for a SharePoint list.

Steps I came up with:

  1. The first thing I had to do was add a link to the context menu (I learned that it is called an ECB) and have it point to the NewForm.aspx.
  2. Once I got that, I could append a querystring variable to the url that contained the “Source ID” of the item to copy and the name of the current list.
  3. Then I would grab that querystring value on the other side – in the NewForm.aspx page
  4. Next I would use that variable to query the SharePoint List via SOAP
  5. Inject the results theĀ  into the form

Here is my script (add to a CEWP, I already have the jquery pointers to google in a Delegate control)

<script language="javascript">
function Custom_AddListMenuItems(m, ctx) {
var editURL = window.location.protocol + "//" + + ctx.listUrlDir + "/NewForm.aspx?SourceID=" + currentItemID + "&amp;ListName=" + ctx.ListTitle;
 CAMOpt(m, "Copy To New Item" ,"window.location=('" + editURL + "');" , "/_layouts/images/Copy.GIF");

More to come.

How to add a webpart to a Sharepoint “NewForm.aspx”

I wanted to put a hidden CEWP on top of a standard SharePoint input form (you know when you click “NEW” too add an item to a list). The edit page was grayed out. I added to the querystring “NewForm.aspx?ToolPaneView=2” and I can add the CEWP to the top of the page. Once I added that, the edit page option is no longer grayed out.

BASH (readline) keyboard shortcuts

I was just in training and the instructor was a command line keyboard shortcut wizard. He was magically making words disappear and reappear. So i fond this list of shortcuts. Many of them did not work in my OS X BASH prompt.I fond I had to go into the preferences and select “use option key as meta key” on the keyboard tab (it is at the bottom). Now I can add a few shortcuts to my repertoire.

Create a blank floppy image in Mac OSX 10.6

  • dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024 count=1440 > floppy.img
  • Disk Utility -> File -> Open Disk Image -> floppy.img (you will get an error like no mountable filesystems)
  • Select floppy.img in Disk Utility, and the erase tab
  • Select MS-DOS FAT as the format.
  • Eject floppy.img

Install Windows 7 RSAT Silently and Activate All Features

  • wusa /quiet /norestart amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu
  • ocsetup RemoteServerAdministrationTools;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-ServerManager;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-CertificateServices;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-CertificateServices-CA;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-CertificateServices-OnlineResponder;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS-SnapIns;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS-AdministrativeCenter;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS-NIS;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-LDS;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-Powershell;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-DHCP;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-DNS;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-FileServices;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-FileServices-Dfs;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-FileServices-Fsrm;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-FileServices-StorageMgmt;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-HyperV;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-RDS;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-BitLocker;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-Clustering;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-GP;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-LoadBalancing;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-SmtpServer;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-StorageExplorer;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-StorageManager;RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-Wsrm

Installing Flash on CentOS 5.4 x64

Here is what I tried:


tar -xzf

mv ~/.mozilla/plugins/

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