Showing posts with label Show or Hide ribbon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Show or Hide ribbon. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to enable/disable buttons in ribbon conditionally?

In this article I will cover how we can enable and disable the controls from ribbon based on any specific column value. For an instance I have a list column "State", if selected row is having status "active" then and then button should be enable in Ribbon, otherwise ribbon button should remain disable.

For how to write Ribbon declaration please refer my previous articles.

In above image you can see we have one button "New" in ribbon within group "Console". Please refer the source code for Ribbon's declaration. We are going to use delegate control for injecting ECMA script on fly for desired list.
Below are the events causes ribbons to refresh so button can be turned enable/disable.
  • Checkbox from every row
  • SelectAll/DeselectAll checkbox from header row
  • On every row select
On each of above events after executing their respective functionality they instruct the ribbon to refresh. On received of refresh event ribbon calls Enable script for each of its control. Enable Script is the attribute which points to JavaScript function which can contain the logic for deciding button to be enabled or disable. You can mention the JavaScript function name to Enable Script attribute while declaring the Ribbon XML element.
Now let's see how sample is going to work.
  • On page loads and when no row is selected button will be disable
  • When user clicks checkbox of row and that row is having "Active" as status value then button will get enable
  • When user clicks row and that row is having "Active" as status value then button will get enable
  • If row is selected and button is enable and user click select all checkbox then ribbon will get refresh and button will be disable
So to achieve required functionality what we need is,
  • A function which will return a Boolean flag for ribbon to enable/disable button
  • We need to attach our own events on row click, row checkbox click and header checkbox click
  • So in our own functions we will retrieve the row and it's all cell values
  • Based on status cell value we will set the global flag true/false.
  • Then we will call Ribbon refresh, which eventually will enable/disable the button
Let's see how we can attach our own functions to various click events,

var _isButtonEnable = false;
var statusIndex = 2;
var row;


function isButtonEnablefn() {
    if (_isButtonEnable != 'undefined')
    { return _isButtonEnable } else
        return false;

function registerEvents() {
    var ctxCur = GetCurrentCtx();
    var SPGridViewGuid = ctxCur.listName;
    var oTables = document.getElementsByTagName("TABLE");
    for (var i = 0; i < oTables.length; i++) {
        if (oTables[i].id != "") {
            var listGUID = oTables[i].id.split("-{");
            if (listGUID[0] == SPGridViewGuid) {
                var oRows = oTables[i].getElementsByTagName("TR");

                var chkbxs = oRows[0].getElementsByTagName('input');
                if (chkbxs != null) {
                    chkbxs[0].attachEvent('onclick', selectAllClicked);

                for (var j = 0; j < oRows.length; j++) {
                    if (j != 0) {
                        oRows[j].attachEvent('onclick', rowClicked);
                        var chkbx = oRows[j].getElementsByTagName('input');
                        if (chkbx != null) {
                            chkbx[0].attachEvent('onclick', rowCbxClicked);

function selectAllClicked() {
    _isButtonEnable = false;

function rowClicked() {

function rowCbxClicked() {

function setSelectedItem() {
    var evt = null;
    //capture the curren event
    evt = window.event;
    //retrieve the source of event
    var o = GetEventSrcElement(evt);
    //if source element is ECB menu or link then return don't do anything
    if (o != null && ElementContainsLink(o))
    // Close ECB menu if it is already open   
    if (clearECBMenu(o)) {
        return false;
    //Retrieve the Row from which the event has raised
    var tr = GetItemRow(evt);
    var ctxCur = CtxFromRow(tr);

    if (CountSelectedItems(ctxCur) == 1) {
        var items = GetSelectedItemsDict(ctx);
        var k
        for (k in items) {
            var itm = items[k];
            //alert('List GUID :' + ctxCur.listName + '-- Item ID:' +;
            // Keep selected row in backstore we will need this later on in ribbon events
            var curRow = saveCurrentRow(tr,;
            // If Row Item Status is Active then turn on New Button.
            (curRow.cells[statusIndex].outerText == SP.MyResource.Active) ? _isButtonEnable = true : _isButtonEnable = false;
    else { _isButtonEnable = false; }

function saveCurrentRow(tr, curSelectedItemId) {
    var tab = tr;
    while (tab.tagName != "TABLE")
        tab = tab.parentNode;
    var rows = tab.rows;
    var i = 0;
    //This loop will fix the index for Phase State
    for (i = 0; i < tab.cells.length; i++) {
        if (tab.cells[i].outerText.trim() == SP.MyResource.State.trim()) {
            statusIndex = i;
    var iid;
    var rgiid;
    //This loop will fix the current selected row
    for (i = 1; i <= rows.length; i++) {
        iid = rows[i].getAttribute("iid");
        rgiid = iid.split(",");
        if (rgiid[1] == curSelectedItemId) {
            if (typeof (row) == "undefined") row = [];
            row[] = rows[i];
            return rows[i];
    return null;

function NewButtonClick() {
    var url;
    var ctxCur = GetCurrentCtx();
    if (CountSelectedItems(ctxCur) == 1) {
        var items = GetSelectedItemsDict(ctx);
        var item
        for (item in items) {
            var itm = items[item];
            alert('List GUID :' + ctxCur.listName + '-- Item ID:' +;

// javaScript String object's extension method for trim operation
String.prototype.trim = function () {
    return this.replace(/^\s*/, "").replace(/\s*$/, "");

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Show or Hide SharePoint 2010 ribbon based on SharePoint Groups

This SharePoint 2010 solution allow site administrator to define who can or cannot see the SharePoint ribbon.
In few words
With this solution you can on each site define if the ribbon is display or not for :
    * Everyone
    * Anonymous user
    * for one or many specific SharePoint groups
This solution can be found on

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