Values for My Columns Do Not Appear in the Custom Display That is Rotated
You configured a custom layout for an instance of the List Rotator, but some of the values aren’t showing. See Department and Years of Service in the screen shot.
You want to rotate the view of your Contacts list shown below.
Because the All contacts view shown above doesn’t include the columns Full Name, Department, or Years of Service, the List Rotator can’t get the data to display. There are two ways to resolve this:
1. Modify the All contacts view so it includes all the columns you want to include in your custom layout.
2. Change the configuration to rotate a view that includes all the columns you want to display.
When the view looks like this:
The custom layout will display all the data:
Value is Invalid Message Appears
When you try to save the configuration of your List Rotator, you see this message. You click OK and things seem to work, but is everything really OK?
If you have selected Delay Effect in the Select Speed section of the tool pane, make sure you entered a value between 1-20.
If you forget to enter a value, the Value is Invalid message will appear when you click Apply or OK to save your configuration changes.
The table below shows examples of the available styles using an out-of-the-box Announcements list as the list being rotated. The View for Rotating view that will be rotated looks like this:
The available styles are shown below for the third announcement in the list. The width of the web part is not constrained (set to adjust height and width to fit the zone in the Appearance section of the Tool Pane) and the rotate style set to scroll left.
The table below shows the descriptions of the available styles using an out-of the box Announcements list as the list being rotated. The View for Rotating view that is rotated looks like this:
Links to videos that show the differences between the available styles are also included in the table. Each video clip rotates the same list at medium speed to the left; the only change is the rotation type.
Available Rotate Styles are:
||Scrolls in the direction and at the speed specified. Pauses momentarily before scrolling to the next item. White space between items can be controlled by changing the width or height of the web part. See it in action here.
||Similar to Scroll but does not pause at each item. White space between items is minimized. See it in action here.
Select this style and then choose between the various Effects including:
- None. See it in action here.
- GradientWipe. See it in action here.
- Pixelate. See it in action here.
- Dissolved. See it in action here.
||Slideshow with scroll coming from the Left at Medium Speed with a Custom Style. See it in action here.
Release Notes for List Rotator
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Overview of List Rotator Configuration Tool Pane
To configure the List Rotator web part, add it to the page, access the web part tool pane, and follow these steps:
||Select a language. See Localize Bamboo Web Parts for your Language for more information.
Choose a list and a view of that list. Use the view to filter the items displayed and/or to make certain fields available for view.
- You can rotate only lists on the current site.
- Make sure that the view you select is a public view.
- Survey lists and threaded views of Discussion replies cannot be rotated.
- Users see only items they have permission to see. If you restrict access to some items for some users, those restricted items will be dropped from the rotation for those users.
Select a Style. Available layout styles include:
- Basic Table
- Boxed, no labels
- Newsletter, no lines
The Default layout style leaves the HTML and CSS for the Web Part as-is. For detailed information on other available styles, see Layout Styles.
Select a Rotate Style. Available options are:
- Scroll – scrolls and stops briefly for each item(video here)
- SmoothScroll – doesn’t stop at each item, but rather scrolls smoothly through all items
- Slideshow – shows each item individually
For examples of the available rotate styles, see Rotate Styles for links to short video clips of each style.
Select an Effect. Effect is enabled only when the Rotate Style is set to Random. The available choices are:
For examples of the available effects, see Rotate Styles for links to short video clips of each effect.
Select the Direction of the rotation. Available choices are:
- Up – vertically towards the top of the page
- Down – vertically towards the bottom of the page
- Left – horizontally to the left
- Right – horizontally to the right
Select whether you want to specify a speed or a delay effect. If you click the Default radio button, the available speed choices are:
For greater control of the default speed, choose the Delay Effect radio button and enter a number between 1 and 20. Think of the number as the number of seconds each item will be displayed (although it’s not really seconds). The higher the number, the slower the rotating speed.
||If the selection in Step 4 above is Scroll, select the Rotating Item Order. Choose the order associated with the selected list view or choose a random order.
||Choose how many items should be displayed at once. Choose any number between 1 and 10.
Overview of List Rotator
Bamboo Solutions’ List Rotator Web Part allows you to create a rotating list on your SharePoint site. Once the Web Part is installed on a site and attached to a list, List Rotator displays and rotates the items in the list according to the effect that you specify in the properties setting. You can also modify the HTML layout and CSS to display your selected list data in any format that you need.
The List Rotator currently supports the following SharePoint lists:
- Announcements List
- Picture Libraries
- General Discussion Board: Flat view
- Custom Lists
Once a SharePoint list, such as Announcements, is connected to the List Rotator Web Part, its content can be displayed on your site with several special effects, such as “pixelate” as shown below.
My New List View Isn’t Shown in the Select View List
You started to configure your List Rotator but realized you didn’t have a specific view created for the columns you want to display. You created the new view and then went back to complete the configuration of the web part. Your new view isn’t shown in the Select View drop down selection list. What’s wrong?
Sometimes you need to re-load the list in order for new views to be recognized. To do this, select a different list in the Select List drop down selection list. Once the views load for that list, switch back to your desired list. When the views load for your desired list, you should see all that exist, including the one you just created.
Migrating List Rotator from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
Be sure you have at least the Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release (shown in the table below) installed before migrating. If not, upgrade your Bamboo product release before migrating. For more information, see Upgrading your Bamboo Web Part. Also, the target SharePoint 2013 farm requires at least the Minimum SharePoint 2013 product release shown.
IMPORTANT: When migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, the Database Attach Upgrade Method is the only method supported.
|Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release
||Minimum SharePoint 2013 Product Release
|Database Attach Upgrade Method
||The List Rotator migrates without any errors or additional steps required.
Migrating List Rotator from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010
Be sure you have at least the Minimum SharePoint 2007 Product Release (shown in the table below) installed before migrating. If not, upgrade your Bamboo product release before migrating. For more information, see Upgrading your Bamboo Web Part. Also, the target SharePoint 2010 farm requires at least the Minimum SharePoint 2010 product release shown.
IMPORTANT: When migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, you MUST select the option to change existing SharePoint sites to use the new user experience. Your Bamboo products will not perform as expected with the old look and feel.
|Minimum SharePoint 2007 Product Release
||Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release
||The List Rotator Web Part does not successfully migrate to SharePoint 2010. Users will experience two separate issues:
The List Rotator Web Part display fails. Instead of the expected display, the Web Part shows the error:
Web Part Error: One of the properties of the Web Part has an incorrect format. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation cannot de-serialize the Web Part. Check the format of the properties and try again.
When adding the Web Part to the page in SharePoint 2010, users will see two instances of the Web Part in the Web Part gallery.
- The first entry in the Web Part Gallery can be added to the page without any problems.
When adding the second entry to the page, the user will see the following error:
The Bamboo.HelperWebParts.ListRotator class does not derive from the Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPart class and therefore cannot
be imported or used in a WebPartZone Control.
||To resolve Case 1, delete the existing List Rotator Web Part instance and add a new instance to the page. Be sure to capture the custom layout, if one is used.
However, before adding a new web part instance follow these steps (which will also resolve Case 2):
- Log into the SharePoint 2010 server as a Site Collection Administrator. From the top site of a site collection, go to Site Actions > Site Settings.
- In the Site Collection Administration section, click Site Collection Features.
- Locate the entry Bamboo List Rotator Web Part and click Deactivate then Deactivate Feature.
- Return to Site Settings. In the Galleries section, click Web Part Gallery.
- Locate the entry Bamboo List Rotator Web Part and delete it.
- Return to Site Collection Administration and click Site Collection Features.
- Locate the entry Bamboo List Rotator Web Part and click Activate.
- Repeat for each Site Collection where a List Rotator Web Part resides.
|Database Attach Upgrade Method