Wednesday, August 08, 2007

SharePoint explorer view - cut-paste issues

Using SharePoint "explorer view" provides end-users with the old Windows Explorer view to files which is great.

However, in a few situations the "explorer view" behaves quite strange.

If you try using Cut-Paste the file is moved from one place to another - including all the history, old versions etc. This is great. However - the Cut-Paste does not respect event handlers that are operational.

I have an ItemDeleting events that blocks deleting documents from certain document libraries. It works fine from all interfaces (Word, SharePoint, Web Dav) - except from cut-paste. Obviously Microsoft had to implement custom code to handle the clipboard in this situation - and it seems that they forgot to respect the event handlers. Just too bad.

Any experience with similar issues much appreciated - as well as workarounds.

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