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Adding menu items to category on Site Settings page? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all -

    Just getting off the ground with SP code customization, and I have successfully added a menu item to the Site Actions menu.  Now, I want to take it a step further and add a new menu item to one of the categories on the Site Settings page. 

    Could someone describe the general procedure, if I'm hoping to do this in code?  For example, in the first problem, I was able to edit a menu just by adding a new Elements.xml file, GroupId="SiteActions" Location=""Microsoft.SharePoint.StandardMenu" etc.  I'm not really the nature of the programming task to do what I want to do.

    Thank for your insights! 

    Paul


    Paul


    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 4:57 PM

Answers

  • Very similar to what you've already done.  Its a customAction feature with the location set to Microsoft.SharePoint.SiteSettings and the appropriate GroupID for the section you want to add it to.  For example to add it to Look And Fell section use the GroupID of "Customization".  Here's a website with the whole list of location and groupIDs for common custom action locations.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb802730.aspx


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:07 PM

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  • Very similar to what you've already done.  Its a customAction feature with the location set to Microsoft.SharePoint.SiteSettings and the appropriate GroupID for the section you want to add it to.  For example to add it to Look And Fell section use the GroupID of "Customization".  Here's a website with the whole list of location and groupIDs for common custom action locations.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb802730.aspx


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:07 PM
  • Fantastic!  Literally two small changes, and voila.  Thanks so much for the speedy and spot-on input.

    Paul L.


    Paul

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:21 PM