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Thursday, October 21, 2010

MOSS | Using People Editor Control

People editor can be used whenever we want the user to select user, AD groups or SharePoint groups. For using the control, 1st we need to register the assembly as shown below
<%@ register tagprefix="SharePointWebControls" namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls"
assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
Once this is done, we can use the following tag for placing the control
<SharePointWebControls:PeopleEditor ID="ppeUser" runat="server" Rows="1" 
CheckButtonImageName = "/_layouts/Images/user.png" 
BrowseButtonImageName = "/_layouts/Images/addressbook.png"                                   
PlaceButtonsUnderEntityEditor="false" MultiSelect="false" AutoPostBack="true"/>

In C#, the following code demonstrate the usage


Using the above code we can get information user has selected/entered in the people editor control.

public static void UpdatePeoplePicker(string login, PeopleEditor editor)
ArrayList list = new ArrayList();
PickerEntity entity = new PickerEntity();
entity.Key = login;
entity = editor.ValidateEntity(entity);

The above code can be used to update the People Editor control using code.

We can restrict the selection of the People Editor using the SelectionSet property. It accepts the following values

User – In case the selection to be restricted only for users
AD – In case the selection to be restricted only for AD groups
SPGroup – In case the selection to be restricted only for SharePoint Groups

Hope this was helpful!!!

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