.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
david stephan
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Change Document Library default action on Items

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I have a standard Document Library where I uploaded various  kinds of file (.pdf, swf). Whenever I click on an item (or I paste its direct link into the browser) it prompts me to download it instead of opening it into the browser directly (with flash player or acrobrat in my example).

How to obtain the desired behavior? Thanks

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

When i click on any other folder in the document library that will navigate to default view of DL?



I have document library with having some folder in the same ,i have displayed my library in the page as Treeview, so when i click on any of the folder in the library i need to navigate allitems.aspx page i.e default view page of the document library ,the document library having views.Suppose when i am in other view i have selected folder from library treeview folder is changing but view not navigate to default view.

pls help 


When the user want click on document library that should be navigate default view



I have document library which is having folders,the document library i have displayed as tree view in the left side of the page.

Here Document library having views,suppose i have selected one view on the document library it is navigating the particular view that is good but when i am trying to click document library folder still the page in same view do not navigate the default view .

I need when ever i click on any of the folder in document library that should navigate defualt view ,could you please help me on this.

Really its need urgent...


Cannot add SQL Server 2008 R2 Report items to SharePoint Server 2010 document library

Using account which is the primary parent site administrator, can upload RDS and RDL files to the document library (however, cannot open report). User is also a domain admin with SA on the database instances. Cannot add Report Data Source with "New Document" icon. The permissions granted to user '[domain]\[user]' are insufficient for performing this operation. Under "Site Settings", "Managed Shared Schedules" fails with same error. Attempting to deploy from BIDS results in the same permissions error. Sharepoint Server 2010, Report Server 2008 R2. RS and SP databases hosted on remote server (SQL Server 2008 R2). All connections (SharePoint services, RS services, users) except SQLAgent authenticating to remote SQL Server with Kerberos (all SPNs look correct). Single site, site collection "/". Document directory called "Reports". Windows Integrated Security (Negotiate). How would I troubleshoot/solve problem?

Content Query Web Part (CQWP) fails to show picture items from a document/picture library in an anon

I have a Picture Library and am trying to use the CQWP to display a list of items in the library.  The web part shows the items fine in authenticated mode, but it fails to show the items to anonymous users. The error log message is: Error while executing web part: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.WebControls.ContentByQueryWebPart.SetDocumentIconUrlAndOnClickString(SPWeb web, DataRow row, String strDefaultItemOpen, Boolean fSetDocIcon, Boolean fSetOnClick, String fileRefColumnRef, String progIdColumnRef, String fsobjTypeColumnRef, String permMaskColumnRef)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.WebControls.ContentByQueryWebPart.PreProcessForDocumentIconAndOnClickAttribute()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.WebControls.ContentByQueryWebPart.AddContentQueryData()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.WebControls.ContentByQueryWebPart.GetXPathNavigator(String viewPath)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.DataFormWebPart.PrepareAndPerformTransform(Boolean bDeferExecuteTransform) I'm running SP 2010.  I've tried various scenarios including: 1. Using the default publishing template. 2. Using the blank site template with publishing and lock down features enabled. 3. Us

How can I change the height of the rows in a document library webpart view to minimize the space bet

In SP2010 documents listed in a document library view (attached as webpart) are quite far from each other (height of each row is too big). How can I change the height that spaces between the documents are limited to a minimum, hence more documents are visible on my screen. (e.g. if I have many documents in my document library and add a webpart to my page that should show all documents, I would see more documents if the height of the row would be smaller (e.g. 16px) and spaces minimized. Moreover how can I make a smaller height for each row the default height?

How to add more items link in document library?

Hi, I have a document library, i need to display limit number of items with "more items" link. if i click more items link it will display all the items in the document library. how to create more items link in document library? thanks.

can i access sharepoint 2007 'Document Library' items into WPF directly. or iwant to use any WCF o


please suggest me.

and give the proper coading..

thanks for any help

Default Column Values in a Document Library (SP2010) do not show up in word 2010 until you save and


when you create a document in a SP 2010 document library (of a particular content type, by clicking new, letter (content type name) in sharepoint for example) which has default values set on in in the library (set by using library settings -> change default column values), the default values do not show up until you create the document , save it and reopen it again.  Is this a bug or by design.  If it is by design, it is horrible since if some of the column default values are mandatory in the content type then you actually have to type them in before you could possibly save the file which defeats the whole point of having default column values.  Also it is tremendously clunky for a user to have to create file, save it , close it, and reopen it just to view the default metadata in the document information panel that is supposed to be there.

Anyone have any thoughts/solutions to this problem?


query to get Items from sub folders in a document library




i am having a document library  MY LIBRARY with SUB Folders SUB 1, SUB 2,SUB 3 ,SUB 4


i need to retreive documents in SUB 1, SUB 2 only

How can i write CAML query for this?

If need to retreive from one sub folder, i am using


qry.Folder = list.ParentWeb.GetFolder("MY LIBRARY /SUB 1");


Thanks and Regards,




Document Library View - "Folders or Flat --> Show all items without folders" setting not being saved


A view of a document library has a setting under Folders area if the files should be shown in their respective folder or just a flat list of file. If "Show all items withtout folders" is selected, following is my observation:

- Saving the document library as a template and creating new libraries from this template takes this setting into the new library as expected
- Saving the site as a template and creating a new site from template removes this setting from the existing document libraries in newly created sites. If a new document library is created from the document library template, the setting is ON as expected.

This seems to be related to what being discussed here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3574095/hiding-folder-structure-for-a-view-in-sharepoint-2010-list-definition and http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010programming/thread/05e46fc9-cb26-4d00-aaf0-e4b6ee944104

Any feedback?

Is there an alternative to the VB compatibility library and the default "print document" interface?


When I first converted a program from an older version of VB to
VB .Net, I used the printer compatibility library with good success.
It treated the printer as a device.  Print this, print that, start a new page,
and so on.  Recently, when adding the printing of graphics, I started running
into out of memory conditions.  I discovered that I could use the base
.Net print capabilites to resolve this problem for the graphic images.

If all I am printing is the graphic images, this is not too bad.
However, the application I have has a mix.  Print this form followed by
another form followed by a graphic  followed by another form.  Each form
and graphic could print on a single page or take multiple pages.  The default
.Net approach of a call back to get each page becomes extremely clumsy.
Each print routine needs to remember which page it is currently on between calls and the print distributing routine needs to keep track of what form is currently being printed.

Is there another printing interface available?

Conditionally Change Folder Icon in document library view (SP 2007)


Hi All,

How can I change the folder icon in the default document library view?  The catch is, I don't need to do this across the board, instead, I need a custom folder icon based upon the individual folder's properties.

I'm aware of the file ..\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\XML\DOCICON.XML, but that's not what I need.

My initial thought, was to find the page that sharepoint uses as the template, find the <img> src attribute, and chnage it from


to something like


my GetIcon.aspx page would then look up the folder's properties, and return the expected .gif file.  However, I don't know which file is used.


How to hide/remove "Alert Me" action menu item from Custom List/Document Library?


Hi All,


I am using Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS).

I want to hide/remove "Alert Me" action menu item from Custom List/Document Library for my Sharepoint site.


any help will be appreciated.



Change the order of fields in the 'edit properties' screen in a document library?


How can I change the order of the fields in the 'edit properties' screen on a document library?

In a standard list there is an option for 'column ordering'. This option does not exist in a document library! In my document library I have added some site columns to be used for filtering of documents in the library. But I'm not happy with the order they are being added into the 'edit properties' screen. The order looks different to the order that is shown in SharePoint Designer in the doc library when I click the 'edit list columns' link.

Any help much appreciated.


How to change the folder icon dynamically based on the name of folder in shared document library


I have created visual webpart ,through this webpart i am creating the folders dynamically in shared document library.

here my thing is if i create folder with specific name,want to set custom icon instead of default icon

please any one help me on this.


Advanced thanks


Document Library, Word Document Default File Name


I'm attempting to create a series of document libraries dedicated to tracking meeting minutes in sharepoint (word documents) for which I have some special needs and I haven't found a good way of going about it.

Basically the setup is that when a new meeting occurs the user would open the most recent meeting minute document from the library, change the date and than update the document with the current meetings information.  Upon saving the document the default document name should be dynamicaly built for the new meeting.  The name should use the currently selected date (tag).

The question is where to assign this function and how.  In word their doesn't appear to be a way (using word 2010) to default the document title (filename) property based on a tag (the date).

How would I go about setting up a default file name for a document in a sharepoint library?

Perform custom action on clicking OK in EditForm.aspx of a document library



My requirement is to perform custom action in EditForm.aspx of a document library. There is a date column created in the document library. When i click on OK, the modified date of the item should get assigned to the date column. Is this acheivable ?

ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend