Damon Armstrong

Damon Armstrong is a consultant with SystemwarePS in Dallas, Texas. He is also a blogger and author of Pro ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming and SharePoint 2013 Essentials for Developers. He specializes in the Microsoft stack with a focus on web technologies like MVC, ASP.NET, JavaScript, and SharePoint. When not staying up all night coding, he can be found watching a bunch of kids, studying Biblical topics, playing golf, or recovering from staying up all night coding.

06 January 2016
06 January 2016

SharePoint CSOM: Fixing the “Value does not fall within the expected range” Error Calling GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl

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There are times when you just need to get a reference to a folder in the master page gallery of a site collection using CSOM, and that’s where I found myself the other day.  I had a SharePoint context, so I attempted to get my folder using: var folder = clientContext.Web.GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl(      "/_catalogs/masterpage/SomeFolder") Unfortunately, instead … Read more
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23 November 2015
23 November 2015

Missing or Invalid property value for $(MsDeployServiceUrl) Building SharePoint Apps

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I was using an automated build to package up a SharePoint App when I received the following error: Missing or Invalid property value for $(MsDeployServiceUrl) I used grepWin to search through our project files looking for any references to this value and found none, leading me to initially believe that it was in fact missing.  … Read more
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05 October 2015
05 October 2015

Key Points to Know When Using SP.SOD.executeFunc and SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded

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So there I was trying to get SharePoint’s script on demand (SOD) working correctly and I thought I had it all figured out.  I ran across a post called SharePoint Scripts on Demand which covers the topic very thoroughly, but there is some behavior between executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded and executeFunc that I don’t think is really clearly … Read more
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16 June 2015
16 June 2015

Incorrect Client ID in SharePoint App Package

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Interesting issue today.  I was attempting to install a SharePoint app today and ran into the following error: 8fff7a1f-f0ea-4d73-8c7d-aa97279b6d20 Stack trace:   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUser.get_UserToken()    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Lifecycle.SPAppLifecycleEventCalloutTask.CallRemoteEventReceiver(Uri url, SPAppInstance instance)    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Lifecycle.SPAppLifecycleEventCalloutTask.CallRemoteEventReceiver(SPAppInstance instance)    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Lifecycle.SPAppLifecycleEventCalloutTask.Deploy()    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAppTask.DeployOperation()    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Lifecycle.MonitoredTaskExecution.DoTask()    at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)    at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)    … Read more
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12 March 2015
12 March 2015

Fixing “An update error has occurred” When Modifying Alternate Access Mappings in SharePoint

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A while back, I made  change to my SharePoint configuration to modify my alternate access mappings.  For some unknown reason, the mappings keep reverting back to their original state and when I go to modify them again, I get the following error: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object … Read more
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17 February 2015
17 February 2015

Get-WFFarm and Troubleshooting Register-SPWorklfowService

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I was helping a colleague configure workflow on his SharePoint development environment when we ran into an issue running the Register-SPWorkflowService cmdlet: Register-SPWorkflowService : An internal error occured. For more details, please see the server logs. Client ActivityId : af6ae27e-02cc-4aed-914d-a59d21d23427. At line:1 char:1 + Register-SPWorkflowService -spsite https://siteUrl/sites/Site ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...WorkflowService: … Read more
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16 February 2015
16 February 2015

Fixing the “Content Processing Pipeline Failed to Process the Item" and "Cannot Load Wordbreaker for en or the Fall Back" Errors in SharePoint Search

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I was attempting to search for something in my development SharePoint farm and couldn’t find it.  So I ran the crawler and attempted again.  Still couldn’t find it.  After poking around, I saw in the error logs that I had 5000+ errors during the search crawl, most of which said something about “the content processing … Read more
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