On a recent project I needed to create a simple vertical news ticker to display announcements from a SharePoint list. It was easy to do because I just used some of the code from the announcements slider I built a while back so I did not bother to write a post about it. Yesterday I saw a post on EndUserSharePoint.com about how to setup something similar so I figured I would share my (cheaper) solution.
A few features of the ticker:
- The ticker pulls its contents from the default SharePoint Announcements list using jQuery.
- The title of the announcement links to the display form for the item
- Ticker pauses on mouseover
- For each Announcement the first 500 characters are shown as an intro.
Here is the code it can just be pasted in a content editor web part. The only dependency is jQuery. The code for the ticker came from this post on Net Tuts Plus. I removed the comments but you can see the commented code and an explanation here.