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SharePoint Webpart Error

July 25, 2008

Often when you are starting out (or if your up late developing :P) you will add a webpart to a page that causes an error and ‘crashes’ the entire page. This can be very annoying, especially if it’s not your webpart and you just wanted to see what it was, or if you need to have that page up and running again but don’t have the time to fix the offending webpart.

If you type “?contents=1” after any SharePoint page name in your browser window it will show you the webparts maintenance view for that page. This allows you to easily remove the offending webpart and continue on with whatever you were doing.

Example: “http://portal/sites/default.aspx?contents=1”

Hope this helps save some time,