Oct 26

Chart Web Part toolbar links

I saw someone mention this on the #SPHelp hashtag yesterday and thought I’d throw it up here to help anyone else looking for this fix. When you use a Chart Web Part to display an Excel graph, it will contain 2 links just under the web part title titles “Data & Appearance” and “Advanced Properties”

Say you want to remove these links, or even remove the title completely. The latter is easy; just edit the web part properties and change the Chrome attribute to a choice with no title. Removing the links is a a bit more work. In order to do so, you’ll have to open up the page which contains the Chart Web Part in SPD. Select the web part on the page; your code for that web part should highlight itself above in the code view. In the first line of that code, search for this line:

Change this ShowToolbar attribute to “False”, save the page, refresh it in your browser and check out the results:

Simple fix, but not one thats easily apparent, especially if you never venture inside SPD to poke around. Hope it helps :)

Jul 07

Flash and SharePoint

Found a great article here about how to add Flash to your SharePoint site. Here are the basic steps:

  • Make sure Browser File Handling is set to “Permissive” on the webapp’s Central Admin – General Settings page
  • Upload your flash and associated files to a library somewhere on your SP site
  • Copy the shortcut to the index.html file you just uploaded
  • Add a Page Viewer web part to your page and paste the shortcut to the index.html file as the web part source

And that’s pretty much it. Depending on the resolution of your flash file, you may have to adjust the dimensions in the web part appearance settings.