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Accessing a Custom Object for an AddIn with check boxes

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Hello I have been trying to create a multi-select drop down that is populated by a CBO.
The Menus are created and populated but I cannot get the check boxes to display correctly aligned with the data from the CBO...

Any ideas?

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AddIns - Add items to interfaced lists

Within the AddIn Framework there are a number of lists on workspace contexts that contained an Interfaced type (something along the lines of IList<IInc2Contact>). In early versions of the framework there was no way to actually create an instance of the object, so to be able to add a single item to the list you had to implement the whole interface. There is another, largely unknown, option however for a number of supported interfaces:


AddInViewsDataFactory.Create<T>()

Setting custom fields via SOAP - The Better Way

After a fairly significant rant about the difficulties that go into setting a custom field or attribute on a base object
(Setting custom fields via SOAP) I figured it's past due to come up with a reusable solution.

I've created two extension methods for the base RNObject class: GetCustomField(string fieldName) and SetCustomField(string fieldName, object value, DataTypeEnum typeEnum).

Usage is dead simple:

Implementing WS-Security Digest Password with Nonce in .NET 4.0+ (WCF)

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The .NET framework has some really great tools for consuming SOAP web services, but this support is limited to certain flavors of SOAP. When it comes to authentication methods supported in the SOAP protocol, .NET and WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) have a few surprising gaps. An especially painful deficiency is that WCF does not support service authentication through digest passwords with nonce, which is a WS-Security standard that is very popular with services developed on a Java stack.

Force Reset and the SOAP API

This error/quirk was originally found by Ben, but I thought it was worth posting about just for future reference.

Catching Requests Rejected by the F5 Security Module

The F5 is a security layer that filters all incoming and outgoing traffic to any site hosted on the PS pod. Yes, all traffic. If it sees anything it doesn't like, based on some secure, cryptic string parsing rules, it will reject the entire request, kick back a 503 error (for some reason), and puke out an ugly HTML page with a long support ID.

AddIns - The Fragile Nature of Workspace Configuration

Workspace configuration settings allow an administrator to set specific values for your add-in based on the workspace that it's placed on. For example: if you have a control with a label you could expose the label text as a configuration setting so that administrators could change it without needing you to re-compile your add-in. String, bool and int types are supported by the attribute.

Setting custom fields via SOAP

This goes under the "seriously?!!" heading.

In previous version of the WSDL it was fairly simple to set a custom field. I'd even go as far as easy (though "intuitive" isn't even part of the language used by the twisted minds who created this API), but with the addition of custom attributes they decided to confuse custom fields as well.

AddIn - Status: Toast

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I think at this point it's been accepted that Toast Notifications are quite irritating,
and after 20 years of internet usage people are amazingly good at killing pop-ups without reading them, but regardless of all that
here's how to make a toast notification from a Status Bar add-in.

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