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Customize List's EditForm.aspx and retain attachment functionality

  Asked By: Jonah    Date: May 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3927

I have a requirement to customize EditForm.aspx of the list (rearrange fields)
and also retain the functionality to add/delete attachments.

Do anyone know if this is possible? If yes, any clues as to how we can do



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kacy Bright     Answered On: May 15

I highly recommend learning how to create custom field types and NOT creating a
custom EditForm.aspx. You can also execute event handlers (ItemUpdating,
ItemUpdated, ItemAdding, ItemAdded) to perform custom editing & additional

When you create a custom EditForm / NewForm, you take away the advantages of
SharePoint - the ability for the "power" end-user to add/change columns.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ivette Burris     Answered On: May 15

I showed a crowd of DOD folks at the Hampton Roads SQL Server user group how to
create a Flash Custom Field Type last night. I concur with Fred, it is
definitely the right way to go.

Answer #3    Answered By: Kaitlyn Clark     Answered On: May 15

The scenario is, we are developing an application using around 7 custom lists.
By customizing the editform.aspx, I plan to rearrange the fields, showing the
linear fields in a tabular format. So, not sure if custom field type is a
solution for this requirement.

Answer #4    Answered By: Latanya Nieves     Answered On: May 15

If you absolutely insist on a custom EditForm.aspx, there are ways to do it.
try Googleing it to see if there are any best practices.

Would editing in DataSheet view work for you? It comes with MOSS/WSS
out-of-the-box and it allows you to edit any SharePoint list  (even custom lists)
similar to editing a spreadsheet.

I would still recommend custom field types combined with event handlers. You
could probably create one of more multi-column CFTs to do what you want. You
can use an .ascx control for any multi-column CFT to make it look any way you
want. Here is an example link:


Answer #5    Answered By: Vidisha Pathak     Answered On: May 15

The decision as to which way to
go is still not made and I will consider your suggestion. Have a great day.