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Windows Forms 2.0 components expose smart tags by utilizing Designer Actions. By taking advantage of this feature, you can add smart tags to your own custom components to make setting their properties and other actions much easier and developer-friendly.
MSDN Magazine July 2005
The design-time architecture of Windows Forms in the .NET Framework has made development much more flexible than it had been with MFC. With Windows Forms, you can drag one of your custom controls from the toolbox and drop it onto the Visual Studio design surface and even though Windows Forms knows nothing about the control, it's able to host it and let you manipulate its properties-not possible in MFC. In this article, the author discusses what's going on under the covers as you design your forms and then walks through the creation of a bare-bones forms designer.
Sayed Y. Hashimi
MSDN Magazine December 2004
Suddenly sharepoint designer decided today that it doesn't want to insert a custom list form anymore...
To be more specific, it doesn't work anymore in a site that uses the Microsoft budgeting and tracking template. In a website that uses an out of the box template, it still works.
It did work before, because I did it in other websites using the same template (it's broken there as well now).
Why oh why does SharePoint refuse to do this now?
I searched google and here on the forums, but all I could find was some issues after installing SP1, but we did that already long time ago and it was still working after that. I checked with our infrastructure guys and they didn't install new updates they
I also tried the solutions listed here:
But they don't fix the problem.
So my problem is, I can go to Insert > SharePoint Controls > Custom List Form
I pick my list, content type and form type, I hit OK and... nothing happens.
I created several forms (Create/Edit/View) for a SharePoint list, using Custom List Forms. I'm using Content Types in the list to ensure that each item only has the necessary fields. When I created the ASPX forms, and inserted the Custom
List Forms, I selected the correct Content Type, and I got the right fields inserted in the form.
Now, for some reason I can't identify, every time I create a new form, and insert a Custom List Form, SPD is bringing ALL fields from the list, instead of just bringing the fields included in the selected Content Type.
I have tried many different things to solve the problem, including creating new lists/content types/forms, etc. but SPD is doing the same thing all the time.
Can somebody tell me what may have gone wrong in SPD or MOSS?
I need to change the look and feel of "NewForm.aspx" for my Sharepoint 2007 Document Library. But the constraints are
1. I cant use C# coding. No Visual Studio.
2. Not allowed change anything in the farm level. e.g. cant install features/webparts fo this.
Please help me, I dont know if this is really possible. Let me know if any alternative is possible.