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

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

Save as template button is disabled

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I want to save a site as template so I can create a new site based on this template.
In SP2007 this was easy by opening site settings > site actions > save as template
In SP2010 this link is missing, and in SharePoint Designer the button in the ribbon is greyed out.

All of the sites in SharePoint show this behavior, I cannot save any of my sites as template (the link is not there in SharePoint, and in SPD the button is disabled).
Do I need to enable some feature in SP2010 first in order to use this functionality ?

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Browse Button is disabled


I have created a BDC using Application Definition Editor. The connectivity with the Oracle database worked well when setting it up. I was also able to successfully create the BDC Column

But when I try to add a new record, the Browse Button next to Check Names is disabled. What could be the issue?



Below is the ADF XML. Hope it can help locate a clue


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
<LobSystem xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/03/BusinessDataCatalog BDCMetadata.xsd" Type="Database" Version="" Name="TESTLOB" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/03/BusinessDataCatalog">
    <LobSystemInstance Name="TESTLOB_Instance">
        <Property Name="rdbconnectionData Source" Type="System.String">(DES

can template save custom pages?


I created a template off a site I made last year (without content). That site had some custom pages with webparts on them.  These pages were linked to from the Quick Launch menu.  I just made a new site using that template and it appears the custom pages weren't part of the template as when I click on the links to them in the QL menu, I get a 404 page not found error. I tried again saving the template with content this time and my custom pages show up - but then I have all the lists/libraries filled with old content.  Any remedy?

I am on MOSS 2007 and can use Designer.

Posting back a disabled button


Folks, I have a control which inherits from LinkButton and I'm trying to make sure that the user cannot cause mayhem by performing multiple postbacks.  That seemed an easy enough challenge, so I have this code [snippet] on the client:

ButtonClicked: function () {
    if (this._DisableOnClick == true) {
        this.get_element().disabled = 1;
        this.get_element().style.cursor = 'wait';
    else {
        alert('Posting back');

The alert is of course only there for debugging.  If the DisableOnClick value is false, then I see the "Posting Back" alert and, when I click ok, the postback occurs - all good.

If the DisableOnClick value is true, then the "button" gets disabled and the cursor turns into an hourglass - again good.  But the postback doesn't happen - not good.  I assume that the ASP client code is trying to help by preventing the postback when it sees that the link is disabled.

So, how can I either:

  • Persuade the LinkButton to postback even though it has just been disabled; or
  • [probably better] Get my client code to execute immediately after the postback code rather than before.



Creating a "Save Button" in a browser based Form

I'm not sure if I'm missing something obvious, but I need to have the funtionality of the "Save Button", which is available and works on the tool bar, available in the form...and I can't seem figure out how to do it.I've found examples, in this forum, of how to use the "Submit Button" to act as the "Save Button", which did work for me, but only when specific basic criteria was met.The criteria that I now have is that I'm initiating a workflow to automatically start when a new item is created.  My workflow then moves the form to one of a few possible different form libraries, based on the logic in my workflow.  The different form libraries are to manage different teams of people that would have access to the Form and then that team would process the form accordingly.My specific situation: 1 - User opens a new form (works) 2 - User enters data and then submits the new form (works) 3 - Workflow is initiated and the form is moved to another form library to be worked on by a select group of people (works) 4 - The form is opened and reviewed and some changes are made to the form data by the select group of people (works) 5 - The form data in the form libary is updated (works, but only if the save button is pressed in the tool bar and then manually closes t

listview with button in item template - how do I handle the click event?

Hello,Using a listview control for the first time... I need a button for each item, and of course I need to handle the click event for the buttons... upon clicking a particular button I of course need to know which item the button is associated with so the appropriate action can be taken...In VS, I can't select the button and see my list of available events in the properties window like is normally done for controls outside of templates like this... what do I need to do?

need help to implement validation with save button

hi, i was defeated a problem relating to the save button. i am running vb.net 2005 and the database is access. i have a project with application so there's a form which i wanted to restrict the user to fill all the textfields. say there are 5 textfiled(Fname, email and so on). what i am interested is that when even some one open the form and tries to fill some of them, there should be prompting message asking them to fill all, else the save button has to do its task. here's the code i was playing around but got a problem that when i fill all the text fields, there's no save only the restricting msg appears(" plz, fill the form probably then click save") NB: i put this code inside the save button. --------------------------------------------------------------- Dim success As Boolean Private Sub Save_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Save.Click If Product_DetailsBindingSource.Current Is Nothing Then MessageBox.Show("plz, fill the  feilds then click save button", Me.Text) success = False Else Me.Validate() success = DirectCast(Product_DetailsBindingSource.Current, products).Save() MessageBox.Show("save has completed successfully") Panel1.Show() End If   ------------------------ thanks so mch best regards hossenel

Enable Disable Save Button in Winforms App

Hi, In our windows forms application we have many forms with "Save" buttons. We want to enable them only if the data in the form is changed. At the moment it is handed by adding flags to check whether the data is dirty. Is there any easy way to handle this? May be something with the famework? Thanks,CJ

How to create some button template using WPF ?

Hi, I want to create some button template using WPF - The template will contain special button with the look and feel and special event that i need to my application. I don't understand if the i need to do it as ResourceDictionary or as user control and what is the different between them. And i also don't understand how can i add event to the ResourceDictionary ? Thanks for any help.

Confirmation prompt when click on "save" button?

Currently I am working on SharePoint 2010 project that my customer want something like confirmation prompt, (e.g. upon click on “save” button, system prompts “are you sure you want to save?”) for all following 8 area: ·         Document Repository (meta-data) ·         Calendaring ·         News ·         Task List ·         Quick Links ·         Blogs ·         Wiki ·         Forums   Is this possible?  Has anyone done this or something similar?  Can anyone point me to some examples or best practices when doing this? Thanks Believing is Seeing

Is possible...? set enter key button for gridview footer template..

http://geekswithblogs.net/dotNETvinz/archive/2009/06/04/adding-dynamic-rows-in-gridview-with-textboxes.aspxI have used the above grid view in my application . Its working good, no problem. Upon clicking the Addnewrowbutton, it uses to create a new row dynamically. What i need is, new row should also be created dynamically, upon pressing enter key in the last textbox on a particular gird view row.  User always can't go and click addnewrowbutton every time to create new row. Instead of it, user can press enter in the last textbox on a particular grid view row to create new row. Hope you guys have understood. Please Note: Here I have used master page.

find the label control of gridview in save button event in C#

hi, every one..i want save the gridview in buttonsave event..here i wrote the code like thisfor (int i=0;i<gridview1.row.count;i++){label lbl=(label)gridview1.rows[i].findcontrol("lbl");Textbox txtname=(Textbox)gridview1.rows[i].findcontrol("txtname");}here i got the textbox value but am not getting label value how to get that label value..thanks in advance

How to add a new button to the newform.aspx page which says "Save and add another record" ?

Team, I have a scenario where my client wants me to add a nother button to NewForm.aspx page in addition to Save and Cancel buttons. The job of that buttom should be to save the record and open that new form again. Is this possible.If yes can you guie me how to do it though designer? Thanks in advance. Deepti.  

FontSize does not get altered when set in a control template for a button.

Hi,  I am new to WPF.  I wanted to customize the look and feel of a button , so defined this custom style/control template :        <Style x:Key="TaskbarButton" TargetType="{x:Type Button}">         <Setter Property="OverridesDefaultStyle" Value="True"/>         <Setter Property="SnapsToDevicePixels" Value="true"/>         <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Center"/>         <Setter Property="VerticalContentAlignment" Value="Center"/>         <!--<Setter Property="Width" Value="105"/>         <Setter Property="Height" Value="35"/>-->         <Setter Property="Width" Value="118"/>         <Setter Property="Height" Value="40"/>         <Setter Property="FontFamily" Value="Tahoma"/>         <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="13"/>         <Setter Property="FontWei

How can you remove the Save button on a survey?

What options are there to remove the SAVE button from a SharePoint survey?I need to remove this if possible, I was hoping it would be as simple as editing a form in the Survey list... but that is apparently not the case.I need to supress the SAVE button as it confuses end users and we don't want any half completed surveys. Either it gets finished or not at all.Can someone hopefully provide me with an nice simple solution?  Or any solution at all :)Thanks!

Save as Site Template issue with Enable Labels Policy

I am having issues saving a site as a template. I have a basic team site. The only thing i have done is set 'Enable Labels' on the Shared Document library, the label format being {version} I then try to save site as a template and get the error... Error Error exporting the list named "Shared Documents" at the URL: Shared Documents Any ideas? I have replicated this issue on a new build of SharePoint 2010 in a test environment.

Server Error in Save Site as Template

When I try to save a site as a template, it fails with the following message if I check "include content":     Server Error in '/' Application. ...Any ideas how best to start diagnosing this? The error message recommends that I edit the application's web.config to show custom errors, but, there are 32 web.configs in the sharepoint 14 hive - not sure which one to edit.  The site in question contains one custom list with one custom plain-text column, and one nearly empty page with some text.

Save Execution plan option disabled

You cannot vote on your own post



I am using Management studio. I want to save the Execution plan on a stored procedure, but the Save Execution plan option is disabled. Even on the File menu the Save Execution plan option is disabled. Is this some security issue or Is it because of Express addition. Is there any way to get around this problem.

Thanks in advance.


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