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Custom View Styles in 2010?

  Asked By: Tapasvi    Date: Nov 29    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 5920

I added a Custom SharePoint List to a page on our Sharepoint 2010 site. I opened
the page in edit mode by clicking on Site Actions -> Edit Page, then opened the
properties of the list by clicking the arrow next to the web part title and
clicking "Edit Web Part" from that context menu. From there, I clicked the "Edit
the current view" link underneath the "Selected View" dropdownlist.

On the "Edit View" page, I noticed that one of the options that can be set is
View Style (e.g.: Basic Table, Boxed, no labels, Boxed, Newsletter, etcetera). I
was hoping to be able to extend this list with my own custom style.

Specifically, in my list I have an attachment column, a title (a "Single line of
Text" type), and a type (a "Choice" type). I would like to create a style which
could be re-used across our entire portal that would allow users to create
different "Types" and have them display in my custom CSS, so that instead of:

I would display something like:
<tr class="headerStyle">
<td colspan=2>Type</td>

The above HTML is somewhat of an oversimplification, but perhaps you get the
idea - in this case I would like to be able to choose "Headline Style" from the
list of View Styles and have other lists formatted like the above.

Any ideas?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Aastha Acharya     Answered On: Nov 29

To do that you need to edit the vwstyles.xml file. The file is stored in
template/global/xml. Be aware however that this isn't for the faint of
heart. The file is full of XSL and embedded CDATA tags and editing it is
quite a chore.

Answer #2    Answered By: Glenda Roth     Answered On: Nov 29

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Is it "Microsoft supported" to modify this file? I'd assume this file could
potentially be updated in a future patch/service pack?

Answer #3    Answered By: Jada Clemons     Answered On: Nov 29

Yes the file could be overwritten in the future so make sure you keep a good
backup of the file. But it's the only way to add additional styles to the
dropdown in the create view page. As I said, its not something I would
normally recommend because the xml and html involved is very complex. But
it is the only way.

Answer #4    Answered By: Brooke Lewis     Answered On: Nov 29

I figured as much. Glad I could confirm it! Looks like there's some midnight oil
to be burned in my future.

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