SharePoint Designer Settings for SharePoint 2010 Web Application


In this article we will be seeing how to manage SharePoint Designer settings for SharePoint 2010 web application using object model and powershell.

Go to Central Administration => Web Applications => Manage Web Applications =>Select the Web Application.

In the ribbon interface go to Manage => General Settings => SharePoint Designer.


You can modify the SharePoint Designer Settings.

The same can be achieved using SharePoint object model and powershell.

Using SharePoint object model:

  • Open Visual Studio 2010.

  • Go to File => New => Project.

  • Select the Console Application template from the installed templates.

  • Enter the Name and click on Ok.

  • Add the following assembly.

  1. Microsoft.SharePoint.dll

  • Add the following namespaces.

  1. using Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration;

  2. using Microsoft.SharePoint;

  • Program.cs:

using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration; using Microsoft.SharePoint;

namespace DesignerSettings { class Program     { static void Main(string[] args)         { SPWebApplication webApp = SPWebApplication.Lookup(newUri("https://anavijai.com/"));

// -------------SharePoint Designer Settings-------------------------------------         }     } }


Enable SharePoint Designer:


//Enable SharePoint Designer  webApp.AllowDesigner = false;

Enable Detaching Pages from the Site Definition:


//Enable Detaching Pages from the Site Definition webApp.AllowRevertFromTemplate = false;

Enable Customizing Master Pages and Layout Pages:


//Enable Customizing Master Pages and Layout Pages webApp.AllowMasterPageEditing = false;  

Enable Managing of the Web Site URL Structure:


//Enable Managing of the Web Site URL Structure webApp.ShowURLStructure = false;

Update the changes:

//Update the changes webApp.Update();

Using powershell:

$webApp = get-spwebapplication "https://anavijai.com/"

# -------------SharePoint Designer Settings------------------------------------- #--------------Enable SharePoint Designer $webApp.AllowDesigner = $false #--------------Enable Detaching Pages from the Site Definition $webApp.AllowRevertFromTemplate = $false #--------------Enable Customizing Master Pages and Layout Pages $webApp.AllowMasterPageEditing = $false    #--------------Enable Managing of the Web Site URL Structure $webApp.ShowURLStructure = $false

#--------------Update the changes $webApp.Update()

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