Sunday, July 1, 2012

Set ListViewWebPart Toolbar Type Programmatically

While adding a ListViewWebPart to web part page programmatically, had to set the List View's tool bar to "Summary View". After trying for hours found this code:

  //Method to Set the Tool bar type
        public static void SetToolbarType(SPView spView, String toolBarType)
            spView.GetType().InvokeMember("EnsureFullBlownXmlDocument", System.Reflection.BindingFlags.NonPublic | System.Reflection.BindingFlags.Instance | System.Reflection.BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, spView, null, System.Globalization.CultureInfo.CurrentCulture);

            System.Reflection.PropertyInfo nodeProp = spView.GetType().GetProperty("Node", System.Reflection.BindingFlags.NonPublic | System.Reflection.BindingFlags.Instance);
            XmlNode node = nodeProp.GetValue(spView, null) as XmlNode;
            XmlNode toolbarNode = node.SelectSingleNode("Toolbar");

            if (toolbarNode != null)
                toolbarNode.Attributes["Type"].Value = toolBarType;

                // If the toolbartype is Freeform (i.e. Summary Toolbar) then we need to manually 
                // add some CAML to get it to work.
                if (String.Compare(toolBarType, "Freeform", true, System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture) == 0)
                    string newItemString = "";
                    XmlAttribute positionNode = toolbarNode.OwnerDocument.CreateAttribute("Position");
                    positionNode.Value = "After";

                    switch (spView.ParentList.BaseTemplate)
                        case SPListTemplateType.Announcements:
                            newItemString = "announcement";
                        case SPListTemplateType.Events:
                            newItemString = "event";
                        case SPListTemplateType.Tasks:
                            newItemString = "task";
                        case SPListTemplateType.DiscussionBoard:
                            newItemString = "discussion";
                        case SPListTemplateType.Links:
                            newItemString = "link";
                        case SPListTemplateType.GenericList:
                            newItemString = "item";
                        case SPListTemplateType.DocumentLibrary:
                            newItemString = "document";
                            newItemString = "item";

                    if (spView.ParentList.BaseType == SPBaseType.DocumentLibrary)
                        newItemString = "document";

                    // Add the CAML
                    toolbarNode.InnerXml = @"<IfHasRights><RightsChoices><RightsGroup PermAddListItems=""required"" /></RightsChoices><Then><HTML><![CDATA[ <table width=100% cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=0 > <tr> <td colspan=""2"" class=""ms-partline""><IMG   src=""/_layouts/images/blank.gif"" width=1 height=1 alt=""""></td> </tr> <tr> <td class=""ms-addnew"" style=""padding-bottom: 3px""> <img src=""/_layouts/images/rect.gif"" alt="""">&nbsp;<a class=""ms-addnew"" ID=""idAddNewItem"" href=""]]></HTML><URL Cmd=""New"" /><HTML><![CDATA["" ONCLICK=""javascript:NewItem(']]></HTML><URL Cmd=""New"" /><HTML><![CDATA[', true);javascript:return false;"" target=""_self"">]]></HTML><HTML>Add new " + newItemString + @"</HTML><HTML><![CDATA[</a> </td> </tr> <tr><td><IMG src=""/_layouts/images/blank.gif"" width=1 height=5 alt=""""></td></tr> </table>]]></HTML></Then></IfHasRights>";



Above script credit goes to Jalil Sear

Call the above method wherever required:

                //Create the object SPLimitedWebPart Manager
                SPLimitedWebPartManager WebPartMgr = web.GetLimitedWebPartManager("Home.aspx", PersonalizationScope.Shared);
              //Add Client Notes List view web part
                SPList ProjectNotesList = web.Lists["Project Notes"];
                ListViewWebPart ProjectNotesListViewWP = new ListViewWebPart();
                 //Set the properties of the webpart
                ProjectNotesListViewWP.ChromeType = PartChromeType.None;
                ProjectNotesListViewWP.Title = "Client Notes";
                ProjectNotesListViewWP.ListName = ProjectNotesList.ID.ToString("B").ToUpper();
                ProjectNotesListViewWP.ViewGuid = ProjectNotesList.DefaultView.ID.ToString("B").ToUpper();
                //Define the zone in which webparts need to be added
                WebPartMgr.AddWebPart(ProjectNotesListViewWP, "Left", 1);
                //Set the Tool bar
                System.Reflection.PropertyInfo ProjectNotesViewProp = ProjectNotesListViewWP.GetType().GetProperty("View", System.Reflection.BindingFlags.NonPublic | System.Reflection.BindingFlags.Instance);
                spView = ProjectNotesViewProp.GetValue(ProjectNotesListViewWP, null) as SPView;
                Helper.SetToolbarType(spView, "Freeform");


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  1. Thank you. After much searching this one works perfectly.

  2. Thank you very much. You saved a lot of my time.

  3. In SP2016, it looks like ViewGuid property must be assigned to the web part after adding the web part.


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