Category Archives: BCS

Complex formatting for BCS TypeDescriptor with complex type

I was playing around with specifying ComplexFormatting and FormatString for my BCS model entities. Here are the lessons learnt: The ComplexFormatting property must be specified at the parent TypeDescriptor containing the complex type, not at the complex type TypeDescriptor itself. … Continue reading

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SharePoint Evil #3: Can’t view BCS External List: Unable to display this Web Part. To troubleshoot the problem, open this Web page in a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation-compatible HTML editor such as Microsoft SharePoint Designer. If the problem persists, contact your Web server administrator.

A SharePoint Evil is an issue/error that is so ambiguous and misleading that Google will shows 50 hits, with 10 different suggested solutions, and none of them work for your particular case. (So the described below may not work for you … Continue reading

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