Overview of the localization process for Bamboo Products
Bamboo Products have been designed with Localization in mind. Localization is the process of customizing your application for a given culture and locale.
Localized resources, or translated text strings, in SharePoint use the localization features of the .Net Framework for displaying user interface labels appropriate for a particular user’s culture and locale.
SharePoint implements Resource (.resx) files in different ways and locations depending on the type of SharePoint functionality that is being localized. For the functionality included in Bamboo Products, you may find resource files in these general areas:
Site and List Definitions can have resources located in the 12/14/15 Hive Resources folder
Web applications and custom pages can have resources that are located in the 12/14/15 Hive CONFIGResources folder and are copied at Web App creation time to the App_GlobalResources folder located under each SharePoint Web Application
Web parts can have their resources compiled into their own set of resource files which can then be located either in the GAC, or in a sub-directory of the bin folder. Bamboo web part resources are stored in a subdirectory of the bin folder.
Depending on the Bamboo Product you need to localize, you may need to look in all three areas. For example, PM Central includes List Definitions, Custom Pages, and Web Parts. Group Email, on the other hand is a simple web part. Use the links below to get to the information appropriate for your Bamboo product.
Overview of List Consolidator Configuration Parameters
To configure the List Consolidator web part, add it to the page, access the web part tool pane, and follow these steps:
From the General Settings section of the tool pane, configure:
- Select the Allow specified user to define a default rollup check box if you want a particular user to create and manage a default rollup that all users see when they access the page where the List Consolidator web part has been added and configured.
IMPORTANT: Only the specified user can create or modify the default rollup.
Showing a default rollup provides users with a starting point for creating their own rollup. If the Allow users to define their own rollups check box is also selected, they can edit the rollup to see things they are specifically interested in. See Modifying the Settings fo the List Considator for more information on these options.
- In the field below the Allow… check box, enter the name of the user that is allowed to manage the default rollup. This is a single select field and only one user can be selected. Use the address book button to browse for the user and the check name button to verify the name against user accounts in SharePoint.
- Select the Allow users to define their own rollups check box if you want end users to be able to modify the default rollup settings.
NOTE: If you do not select this check box, only the user defined above can create and modify the default rollup configuration. SharePoint users with Contribute or higher permission can create/modify a personal rollup whether this box is checked or not.
From the Rollup Performance Settings section of the tool pane, configure the Item Limit.
Set the maximum number of items the rollup can retrieve from all of the lists included in the rollup. This is the total from ALL lists, not the total from each list.
We recommend that you limit your rollup to 2,000 items or less for system performance reasons. The more items retrieved overall and displayed on the first page, the longer the page will take to load.
From the Data Display Settings section of the tool pane, do the following:
- Run Time Options. Select from the following options to allow end users to sort, filter, or group the data displayed without having to change the settings.
- Allow Filtering
- Allow Group By
- Allow Sorting
- Item Paging. Set the number of items to be displayed per page of the rollup. If the number of total items exceeds the item paging number, navigation buttons are displayed so users can navigate from page to page. The recommended maximum number of items per page is 50 items. The more items displayed per page, the longer the page will take to display.
- Style Settings. Configure the display by selecting a skin or customizing the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). For more information about the skin options, please see List Consolidator Skins. For more information about customizing the CSS, see and Custom CSS.
Modifying the Settings of the List Considator
There are three groups of users who can potentially configure the consolidated data (rollup) that is displayed in the List Consolidator:
- Designated user account that has exclusive permission to create or modify the default rollup.
- End Users. You can allow all users to create or modify their own rollup if they prefer. When a user accesses the page where the rollup is displayed, the Modify View button at the bottom of the Web Part is visible if the user is allowed to create their own view.
- Users with Contribute permission or higher. These users have the ability to create their own view of the rollup but they cannot modify the configuration of the default rollup.
Depending on the web part configuration and whether a default rollup has been configured yet, end users may see different things when they visit a page where a List Consolidator resides. Use the table below to understand the behavior for your use of the web part:
||Designated User Account
||No Designated User Account
|Users can Modify Rollups
Before a default rollup is created for the web part, all users with Contribute permission or higher will not see a rollup, but will be able to create one. See How to Create a List Rollup for more information.
Users without Contribute permission will see the message below until the default rollup is created.
The rollup created by the designated user becomes the default rollup. All users who have not modified (or cannot modify) the default rollup will continue to see the default rollup every time they access the rollup page.
Users with Contribute permissions or higher will see the Modify Settings button on the display so they can create their own rollup at any time. Once a user modifies the default rollup to create their own, they will see their modified version by default every time they access the page.
Since no designated user is named, no default rollup will ever exist.
End Users with Contribute permission or higher can configure their own rollup. See How to Create a List Rollup for more information. Once they create a rollup, that will be the rollup displayed whenever they access the page.
Users without Contribute permissions will never see a rollup. Instead, they will see the message below.
|Users cannot Modify Rollups
Before the default rollup is created, all users with Contribute permission or higher will see the message below when they visit the page.
NOTE: In the message above, Bamboo/spuser2 is the logged in user, not the designated user account.
Users without Contribute permission will see the message below until a default rollup is created.
Only the designated user sees the Modify View button at the bottom right corner of the page. The rollup created by the designated user becomes the default rollup. Once it exists, all users see it.
If the web part has been configured to allow users to sort, group or filter, those options will be available to all users.
|If you do not configure a designated user or check the box allowing all users to modify rollups, your web part will not be configured and you will see the message below. Be sure to configure at least one of the options.