Custom field type XSL in SP2010

  • Custom field type XSL in SP2010 jason.venema

    Has anybody upgraded an old custom field type to use the new XSL transform in SharePoint 2010? I have a multi-column field type, and want the Display pattern to render the 2nd "column", which contains a hyperlink. My CAML render pattern looks like:

    <RenderPattern Name="DisplayPattern">
             <Column />
          <Case Value="" />
             <HTML><![CDATA[<a href=']]></HTML>
             <Column SubColumnNumber="1" HTMLEncode="TRUE" />
             <Column SubColumnNumber="1" HTMLEncode="TRUE" />

    In WSS 3.0, this would render the 2nd column in the field as a hyperlink in the LVWP, which is what I want. In SharePoint 2010, I tried adding TRUE to my field type definition, but that ends up rendering the actual anchor tag, as opposed to a clickable hyperlink:

    <a href=""></a>

    So then I tried creating a XSL transform, since that is supposed to be the new and improved way of doing this. Unfortunately, I can't get that to work either. I am getting the same thing I got using the RenderPattern. I'm no XSL expert, so can anyone confirm (or deny) that the following looks legitimate (or suggest a better way to do it)?

    <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:x="" xmlns:d="" version="1.0" exclude-result-prefixes="xsl msxsl ddwrt" xmlns:ddwrt="" xmlns:asp="" xmlns:__designer="" xmlns:xsl="" xmlns:msxsl="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt" xmlns:SharePoint="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" xmlns:ddwrt2="urn:frontpage:internal">
      <xsl:template match="FieldRef[@FieldType='DataLinkUrl']" mode="Note_body">
        <xsl:param name="thisNode" select="."/>
        <xsl:variable name="url">
          <xsl:value-of select="substring-before(substring-after(substring-after($thisNode/@*[name()=current()/@Name],';#'),';#'),';#')"/>
        <a href="{$url}"><xsl:value-of select="$url"/></a>

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