Recently I needed to break out of the limited features that SharePoint had to offer out of the box. Condition was not to start programming, and especially not to change anything in the Backend of the SP Server.
So the solution was to turn to JScript, it runs client side !
Figure 1. Client Object Model Architecture
But with nearly ever touched JScript this would take me a while to get into it.
So the final solution came for the JQuery Library.
How to install the JQuery library
And the related SharePoint specific derivate tools, like :
SPFF Field assistant (needs JQuery Libr.)http://spff.codeplex.com/releases/view/28099
SPServices on Codeplex (needs JQuery libr.)http://spservices.codeplex.com/
SPAPI Webservices Libr (needs JQuery libr.)http://ekoncis.blogspot.be/2011/05/sharepoint-query-with-spapi.html
Jpoint API Framework Client side http://jpoint.codeplex.com/releases/view/37224
Some examples in a next post.