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How to customize EditForm.aspx for wiki list

  Asked By: Daniel    Date: Aug 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3831

I would like to customize the EditForm.aspx page used
when editing a wikipage. I do not want to use
Designer. I would like to use Visual Studio in order
to have a custom code-behind for this page.

I'm not sure where this page comes from; it's not in
the Layouts folder. Any suggestions on where to



14 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tina Owens     Answered On: Aug 25

The best way to customize  the Editform.aspx would be to make your custom  webpart
and add that to the OOB EditForm.aspx.

Answer #2    Answered By: Tiana Whitaker     Answered On: Aug 25

Do you mean add the webpart to the Pages\Form.aspx
page? Or add it to the schema.xml file within the
<form> tag?

Answer #3    Answered By: Alice Chandler     Answered On: Aug 25

Add the webpart to the EditForm.aspx.
Actualy we had to do something similar(customize the NewForm.aspx and
EditForm.aspx) for DiscussionBoard.
We closed the OOB webpart on the Form and added our custom  webpart.

Answer #4    Answered By: Lynette Sawyer     Answered On: Aug 25

Did you add your custom  webpart to EditForm.aspx page
using SharePoint Designer?

Answer #5    Answered By: Shelton Dickson     Answered On: Aug 25

No we created webpart in visual  studio and then added the webpart using the
'Edit Page' option in siteactions in portal itself.

Answer #6    Answered By: Gretchen Stokes     Answered On: Aug 25

Sorry to keep bugging you with questions, but there's
no Edit page  option on the Site Actions menu when I'm
on the EditForm.aspx page. Is there something I need
to do to enable it?

Answer #7    Answered By: Angarika Shroff     Answered On: Aug 25

Google for ToolPaneView=2 and decide for yourself if it's worth.
Especially check out

Answer #8    Answered By: Eliza Hutchinson     Answered On: Aug 25

You'll want to edit the page  in SharePoint designer, not in the browser.

Answer #9    Answered By: Lesley Tate     Answered On: Aug 25

The bluedoglimited.com post says that adding web parts to a Forms page  is
unsupported by Microsoft. This is information from someone who "works on
the team", but is from 2005.

I did the Google suggested by Rainier, and also with "MOSS" or "2007"
appended, but didn't find an answer to the following question: does
"unsupported" still apply to web parts in Forms pages in WSS3/MOSS?

Does anyone know?

Answer #10    Answered By: Chris Daniel     Answered On: Aug 25

Using the switch works, you can add web parts to form pages. But if you
run into problems later, I'd suggest to uninstall your web parts (which
likely causes the problems in the first place) before you call PSS.
With that said another way to add web parts would be SPD. The MS
SharePoint Designer team demonstrates how to do so
(http://tinyurl.com/32o4ff). Of course by saving from SPD you customize
the page, so now it's your responsibility if something goes wrong. Wait
-clever idea- you can revert page  to site definition and your web part
will stay. Nice, but again if you need to call...

Answer #11    Answered By: Lynn Mann     Answered On: Aug 25

you can append the query string with "toolpaneview=2"
eg : mysite.com/.../NewForm.aspx?toolpaneview=2
Hope it works

Answer #12    Answered By: Damini Dande     Answered On: Aug 25

Very cool. Once I have customized EditForm.aspx, do
you have a way to deploy it? I can't see how this
would fit into a feature.

Answer #13    Answered By: Addison Peck     Answered On: Aug 25

You will have to create your webpart and then deploy it.
There are many ways to deploy a custom  webpart which you can find from google.

The above link might help you in deploying webpart as feature.

Add the webpart to the webpart gallery.
The webpart is then avaiable to be added to your form.

Answer #14    Answered By: Lalit Bhattacharya     Answered On: Aug 25

I know how to deploy a webpart. I'm wondering how to
deploy a customized editForm.aspx page  so that I don't
have to add the webpart all over again. I'm guessing
it's not possible.

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