One of the options for creating workflows in Nintex Workflow 2010 (NW2010 for short) is to associate workflows with Content Types.This category of workflows is known as Reusable workflows.
As stated in Nintex Workflow 2010 User Manual
A resusable workflow template allows the workflow to be used on a content type, list or library through the
default SharePoint Workflow settings option.
Reusable workflow templates can be created for use within a single site or an entire site collection
In our case we are only interested in reusable workflows for content types.
Let’s disscuss the scenario when we need to automate the deployment of reusable workflow. It may take place for example, when there are several environments. The approach discussed here allows to deploy workflows during feature activation.
NW2010 API contains publishing infrastucture (Nintex.Workflow.Publishing namespace) that allow to programatically publish workflow templates.
Class Publish contains method
that allows to associate workflow using ContentTypeId parameter.
The method below demonstrate how to deploy reusable workflow file by passing it file name, contenttype name and workflow name(NWFMappingEntry parameter) using Nintex API PublishAWorkflow method.
Project that demonstrates how to deploy Nintex reusable workflows may be found here
Validation of SharePoint PeopleEditor WebControl on the client-side is often required. On server side validation is supported, see AllowEmpty and ValidatorEnabled properties for details, but the lack of client side validation makes it inconvenient for scenarios where client side validation is mandatory. So let’s discuss some techniques how it could be achieved.
In order to enable/disable validation for Entity Editor based controls (like People Editor) the following properties should be specified in combination:
For example, the code below demonstrates how to disable empty values:
Let’s start with the simple method that allows to check if PeopleEditor control is not empty.
The code below demonstrates how to validate if SharePoint PeopleEditor control value is not empty
It can be used in the following scenarios:
Since jQuery is commonly used in SharePoint front-end development, it validation capabilities could be used for PeopleEditor, for example jQuery Validation plugin. The code below demonstrates how validation rule that allow us to verify if PeopleEditor value is not empty, may look like.
Sometimes SharePoint PeopleEditor WebControl need to be initialized on the client side.
Initialize People Editor control
Clear People Editor control