How to fix “The operation could not be completed” error adding references to Visual Studio 2017

The Issue Using Visual Studio 2017 and attempting to add a reference to a project you receive an error stating “The operation could not be completed”. The Solution It seems that to bring up the Add Reference dialog in Visual Studio 2017 the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.11.0.dll needs to be regsitered in the GAC. You can follow these... Continue Reading →

Beware the Office.js Dialog API falling silent under IE11

Issue Description I’ve been leveraging the Office.js Dialog API recently and found a scenario where I just couldn’t get it to behave properly. At the moment this appears to be either a bug or limitation of the Dialog API. I found that the calling MessageParent() from the dialog fails to trigger the registered callback method... Continue Reading →

Beware SharePoint 2013 Search Results and the ListUrl Property

I was recently looking into the results returned by SharePoint 2013 under the scenario of alternate access mappings. Essentially this boils down to the same SharePoint content being available on different host URLs. Here’s an example: I can have a single site which I initially create on http://ourintranet, through the magic of alternate access mappings... Continue Reading →

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