May
8
2008

How to add Microsoft Office Communicator user presence icon to custom page/web part in SharePoint

James Tsai .Net Blog SharePoint c# VSTO ASP.Net - Microsoft Office Communicator user presence onlin icon

 

In Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.WebControls.ConsoleUtilities class you can see this line of code

internal static string GetUserPawnMarkup(string sipAddress, string suffix)

{

    return("<span><img border=\"0\" height=\"12\" src=\"/_layouts/images/imnhdr.gif\" onload=\"IMNRC('" + SPHttpUtility.EcmaScriptStringLiteralEncode(sipAddress) + "')\" ShowOfflinePawn=\"1\" alt=\"\" id=\"MWP_pawn_" + suffix +"\"/></span>");

}

And this is the code used for showing user presence icon in SharePoint site/library/list/item

If you want to have this on your custom .aspx page or web part, you can do it simply by change "sipAdress" with user email address.


<!-- custom .aspx page -->


<%


string userEmail = "james.tsai@local.com";


this.Response.Write("<span><img border=\"0\" height=\"12\" src=\"/_layouts/images/imnhdr.gif\" onload=\"IMNRC('" + userEmail+ "')\" ShowOfflinePawn=\"1\" alt=\"\" id=\"user_presence_icon\"/></span>");


%>

James Tsai .Net Blog SharePoint c# VSTO ASP.Net - Microsoft Office Communicator user presence icon clicked

 

And of course, To get this icon actually working (turn green when user is on) you must have Microsoft Office Communicator installed on client machine.

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