SharePoint Disable Checkbox for list items

In SharePoint 2010 it is possible to select one or more items by clicking the checkbox in front of the item. You can do actions by using the ribbon for those selected items if possible. That’s a really cool feature. But, most cool features know what happens to them if the customer says: “We don’t need it” or he doesn’t even want it.

It has to be turned off or removed or hidden. What can you do at those checkboxes? Just modify the view in the Ribbon list tab. In the view modification section of tableview there is this option:


OR if you using a visual studio deployment for your list definition, you’ll find the same settings in a list definition:

<view DisplayName="AllItems" <span style="color: #ff0000;">TabularView="FALSE" DefaultView="TRUE" BaseViewID="1" Type="HTML" MobileView="TRUE" MobileDefaultView="TRUE" ImageUrl="/_layouts/images/generic.png" XslLink="main.xsl" WebPartZoneID="Main" WebPartOrder="0" Url="ReadList.aspx" >

The part TabularView=”FALSE” is the important one.


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About Karsten Schneider 303 Articles
He is Consultant for SharePoint Solutions for collaboration, communication and business processes. He provides his customers applications based on standard features as well as development or combining the power of several microsoft tools like Dynamics CRM. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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