A rather useful empty SPFx property pane control

Introduction When developing custom client web parts using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) you invariably need a add web part property editors to allow users to set appropriate values so that the web part can be appropriately configured. SharePoint provides a…

Creating Web Part that Support Single Part App Pages in SharePoint Online

I've been working with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) development method for a while now and I must admit that whilst I was sceptical at first (yet another way of extending SharePoint to learn) I am now a believer. This is…

Creating an Announcement Client Web Part: Part 3 – Rendering Items

This is the 3rd part of my blog mini-series, based around a project to create an Announcement client web part using the SPFx. The aim of this project is to build a web part that can hook up with views…

Part 4: Controlling D3 Trees via SPFx Web Part Properties

In this series of blog posts, I am seeking to build a new UI to access SharePoint using the D3 data visualisation library and SharePoint client-side web parts, built using the SPFx. So far, we have: Part 1: Getting started…

Part 1: Getting started with SPFx and D3 – perfect bedfellows?

I'm a long time SharePoint hacker who's grown up with server-side development using the full SharePoint Server Object Model and when you've been churning out WSP files for as long as I have you do get quite comfortable at it.…

The world is not flat and neither should your SharePoint site be!

When designing a SharePoint site, you will likely need to create a number of supporting pages and this article is intended to give you some things to consider when building out these pages. In the end I will introduce you…

Adventures with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx): Part 6 – Web Part Properties

In order for web parts to function as intended there is usually a requirement to present the user with a number of web part properties that can be configured as parameters that govern how the web part operates. These web…

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