03 October, 2009

SharePoint Designer Cache

Clearing SharePoint Desinger Web Part Cache:
After deploy the new assembly to the server you might see that new properties are not reflected in SharePoint Designer. You can correct the issue by clearing the C:\Documents and Settings\[User]\Local Settings\Application Data\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache

Clearing the Assembly Cache for SharePoint Designer:
There might be issue with loading workflow with custom activities that you have deployed for SPD workflows, which will result in "Failed to load the workflow" !!
Getting rid of cached file from:C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Microsoft\SharePoint Designer\ProxyAssemblyCache\. Then delete the folder (12.x.x.xxxx)

How to disable Contributor Settings in SharePoint Designer

When you install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007), By Default the Contributor Settings will be enabled on your site(s). You will notice this in the SharePoint Designer task pane.

This is because your account is present in the Content Authors group, wich may “restrict the use of some features” as the task pane mentions.This behavior can be modified if you turn off the "Contributor Settings" in SPD.

How to get this above window:
1. Open The site in SharePoint Designer
2. Site Menu
3.choose Contributor Settings.
4.Click on Disbale Contributor settings
5. Refresh the page and U will not see that message again !!!!