Do you want to have the link menu and link to item at a different column in SharePoint?

Short Info: If you like to use a different column as LinkToItem or ListItemMenu (like the Title column) and you wanna configure it in your visual studio solution in the schema.xml i would like to give you the important hint to achieve this.

In the view there are viewfields. This Fieldref need the attributes and should look like this:

<FieldRef Name=”MyDifferentColumn” ListItemMenu=”TRUE” linkToItem=”true”></FieldRef>

Important note: the linkToItem is case sensitive. It starts with a small “l” – If not i won’t work!


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Consultant for Microsoft 365 Applications with a strong focus in Teams, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business as well as PowerPlatform with PowerApps, Flow and PowerBI. I provide Workshops for Governance & Security in Office 365 and Development of Solutions in the area of Collaboration and Teamwork based on Microsoft 365 and Azure Cloud Solutions. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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