Monthly Archives: May 2011

Check Current User Permissions…

I had a requirement to security trim some functionality in SharePoint to some user roles. Basically I wanted to display some controls / options in the Ribbon control to the users if they have “Design” permission level.

One thing to understand here is, SharePoint Security Groups has a group named, Designer. Checking is the current user in the Designer group will not be accurate. Because there can be new groups get created with the same permission set but with a different name. Also SharePoint allows you to add direct permission to users. (Not adding to a Group but directly give required permissions to the user itself).
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Display Document Type Icon in a DVWP

I had a requirement to display document icons inside a Data View Web Part. While googling I found some interesting information on this document types and there icons.

SharePoint has a pre populated list of document types along with respective images that maps to it. This document type to document icon image mapping can be found inside the file DOCICON.XML which can be located in the following location  C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14TEMPLATEXML
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