Add to the menus in SharePoint

Within the SharePoint UI, there are a number of drop-down menu’s that can be customised.   These are known as CustomActions – and it’s as easy as editing some XML file to include new options – and then develop the specific functionality that the menu option will initiate.

The following is from a great article at thekid.me.uk – lots of great posts – have to check it out (and subscribe) :

SharePoint gives a lot of opportunities to customize the user interface and add your own customizations.

There are a lot of examples of modifying the ‘EditControlBlock’, the drop down actions list shown on list items in a list view, and adding custom functionality to the ‘Actions’ menu of the list view.

The sample project adds two items to a list view

…one to the ‘EditControlBlock’, which allows you to make a copy of the selected list item

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…another which adds an items to the Actions menu, which allows you to delete all the items in the current list.

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Click here to read the full article : Sample CustomActions for SharePoint

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