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How to create custom button in SharePoint 2010 Ribbon User Interface

In this article we will be seeing how to create a custom button in the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon user interface.

Steps Involved:

  • Open Visual Studio 2010.

  • Go to File => New =>Project.

  • Select Empty SharePoint project template from the installed template SharePoint => 2010.

  • Enter the Name and click OK.

  • Check the option "Deploy as a Sandbox solution".

  • Click Ok.

  • Right click on the solution and select "Add a new item".

  • Select Empty Element template, enter the Name and click Ok.

  • In the Elements.xml replace the code with the following.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements xmlns=""> <CustomAction Id="Demo_CustomButton" RegistrationType="List" RegistrationId="101" Location="CommandUI.Ribbon">     <CommandUIExtension>       <CommandUIDefinitions>         <CommandUIDefinition Location="Ribbon.Documents.New.Controls._children">           <Button Id="Ribbon.Documents.New.Controls.Demo_CustomButton" Alt="Demo_CustomButton" Sequence="10" Image32by32="/_layouts/images/PPEOPLE.GIF" Command="Demo_CustomButton" LabelText="My Custom Button" TemplateAlias="o2"/>          </CommandUIDefinition>       </CommandUIDefinitions>       <CommandUIHandlers>         <CommandUIHandler Command="Demo_CustomButton" CommandAction="javascript:alert('My custom button!');" />       </CommandUIHandlers>     </CommandUIExtension>   </CustomAction> </Elements>

  • Go to the SharePoint site where you have deployed your solution.

  • Go to Shared Documents =>Library Tools => Documents.

  • You will see My Custom Button in the Ribbon User Interface.

  • Click on the button and you will see an alert message.



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