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The XML Files: Advanced Type Mappings

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Can XmlSerializer deal with choice compositors? How about mixed content models? XmlSerializer won't serialize objects that implement IDictionary by default, so how do you get arount it? And more.

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Advanced Search tiff files sharepoint 2010

hi, I have a question about advanced search in sharepoint 2010 would love if you could help me: I have a document management system that contains files of different types. Performing a standard search system finds documents, Advanced search performed on the document properties the system can not find such documents tiff. We installed ifilter tiff by the following link: http://www.borghoff.com/post/2010/04/02/Windows-TIFF-IFilter-and-SharePoint-2007.aspx But it does not work. Maybe you have another solution for me? Thank you.

Uploading Office 2003 files are set to Folder Content Type


Hi All,

Been pulling my hair out trying to figure this one and am hoping that you are able to help.

Have been putting together a new SP2010 Standard environment and have gone as far as creating some sites, sub sites and generating Content Types and assigning to Doc Libraries etc.

The problem comes when we are attempting to upload existing Office 2003 files, namely Word .doc files, and only happens on specific libraries, this is not across the board.

 When we upload an existing 2003 file to the affected library, we are not able to set any meta data to the file as SharePoint registers the Content Type as a Folder as seen in the properties of the file:


Description: cid:image001.png@01CB5A4C.D9F0EA90


However, if we upload a pre-existing Office 2010 .docx, we get the full array of Meta Data and the correct Content Type has been assigned.


Do any wonderful people have any clues as to what could be causing this?


Thanks in advance

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 public class B
        public string test;

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        public List<B> tempList = new List<B>();

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public class Service1 : System.Web.Services.WebService

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dynamically adding sql server columns based on number of files in fileuploader


I want to create a new table to sql database at runtime.  The column names would be "Name", "Date", "Event".  I would also like to have one more column name "Image" but the problem is that since the amount of images will vary, I want the application to count the amount of files in the Multiple fileuploader and then add a image column to the table for the respected amount of files. 

For example if i am uploading 3 files in the multiple fileuploader, the names should be "Name", "Date", "Event", "Image1", "image2", Image3"

I also would like that table name to be name dynamically from the textbox Name when the user enters the information.


I have the following code to make a new table, but I dont know how to name the fields at runtime like previously asked please help!!!


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Please help


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A couple of days ago I started getting an unusual behavior when compiling Website projects. I have referenced class libraries added to my bin folder that are also correctely referenced in using statements in my aspx.cs code behind. When I compile, I get the 

Error 4 The type or namespace name 'CommonClassLibrary' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?) C:\Dev\Fiscal_Portal\Implementation\FMS Portal Site_new\App_Code\BLL\DataTables.cs 1 7 C:\...\FMS Portal Site_new\

The type or namespace name 'CommonClassLibrary' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

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I can eliminate the error by adding an


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