Posts Tagged 'custom list forms'

Sharepoint Designer, changing list forms does not work

In Sharepoint Designer, you can specify the path to the display item form, edit item form and new item form. You find these settings in the list properties under “supporting files”.

However sometimes sharepoint silently discards your changes and uses the original form again. No matter how often you specify your custom form, it will be changed back to the original form. If this happens to you, try the following:

  • Make sure your form contains the original ListFormWebPart, set its IsIncluded property to false.
  • Open your form in design view and make sure that none of the components (like custom webparts) throw an exception during rendering

If sharepoint encounters one of the issues above, it might reset the supporting files url back to the original values. Let me know if there are more conditions that cause this issue..