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List View Web Part Toolbar Types in SharePoint 2010


When imageadding a List View Web Part to your pages in SharePoint 2007, you had 3 options:

  • Full Toolbar
    • Gave you the library controls on a toolbar above your headers and list items, but no “Add new document” or “Add new list item” link below your data, because it was available in the toolbar above.
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  • Summary Toolbar
    • Gave you the “Add new document” link below your data
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  • No Toolbar
    • Nothing!

In SharePoint 2010, things are slightly different. Let’s take a look at our options, as well as how they are rendered.

  • Full Toolbar
    • Just appears to give us the “Add Document” link. No toolbar being shown. Odd.
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  • Summary Toolbar
    • The exact same thing as the “Full Toolbar”. Odd, again.
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  • No Toolbar
    • Works as advertised.
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  • Show Toolbar
    • The new option on the block… This option now acts like the old “Full Toolbar” used to.
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My big question here is, why leave the “Full Toolbar” option, if it is now exactly the same as the Summary Toolbar? My guess would be for backwards compatibility. Also, if you hadn’t noticed – the ribbon in 2010 also takes the place of some of these options. Go ahead and click into your webpart somewhere, you’ll notice you get the contextual ribbon options for the list and list items, negating the need for the “Full Toolbar” option.

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Hope this helps map out what these options are. I had not paid much attention to these as of yet, until it was brought up by a client recently.

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About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for BlueMetal Architects, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 13 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

2 Responses to List View Web Part Toolbar Types in SharePoint 2010

  1. Cross posted to SPEduTech – http://www.sharepointedutech.com/2011/01/03/list-view-web-part-toolbar-types-in-sharepoint-2010/

  2. Pingback: SharePoint 2010: Recopilatorio de enlaces interesantes (XVI)! « Pasión por la tecnología…

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