Montag, 5. Oktober 2009

Prevent expanding grouping in listviews

Recently I got the requirement from a customer to deactivate the auto-expanding of groups in a single AllItems.aspx-Default-Listview that was grouped and should show at least 700 items per page.
First attempts where in vain to deactivate viewStates from the control or change webpart-attributes. A more promising approach seemed to be deleting browser-cookies. Reloading Firefox after deleting cookies worked like a charm but I've got no success to reproduce this behaviour by code.

So I had to try another way and began to debug the SharePoint-JavaScript by using Firebug. That was a good decision because I discovered this method:


In here a simple array is iterated over that's items are getting executed by eval-function.
One of the array-items is "ExpGroupOnPageLoad". This function cares for expanding each group if it's found in the state-cookie.

A little bit googling about the JS-Variable _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames gave me a little bit more overview and so I tried to remove the
ExpGroupOnPageLoad-entry in hope that the groups stayed collapsed after reload. And voila! It worked like a charm!

Just add this piece of code in your AllItems.aspx (or another view-file) and the list-groupings stay closed after page-reload, no matter, what groups the user expanded before:

<script type="text/javascript">
for (var i = 0; i < _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames.length; i++) {
if (_spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames[i] == "ExpGroupOnPageLoad") {
// remove only this one element from array

1 Kommentar:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Du solltest auch mehr schreiben, kommt immer gut ;)