Order List Items Like in a Meeting Workspace: Part 2

January 09, 2012

In Order List Items Like in a Meeting Workspace: Part 1 I wrote how you could enable the order field on other lists. In this blog post I will cover how you could create a custom action to reorder the list items.

Add a Custom Reorder Action to the List

  • Open your site in SharePoint Designer 2010;
  • Navigate to your list settings page in SharePoint Designer;
    List Settings in SharePoint Designer

    List Settings in SharePoint Designer

  • Under the List Settings tab, click Custom Action -> View Ribbon;
    Custom Action - View Ribbon

    Custom Action - View Ribbon

  • In the Name textbox, fill in: Change Item Order;
  • Select Navigate to URL under the action type, and fill in the following URL value: ~site/_layouts/Reorder.aspx?List={ListId}
    Navigate to URL

    Navigate to URL

  • Store the following images on your SharePoint site;
    Reorder 16x16Reorder 32x32
  • Fill in the URL's to images in the two button image URL fields;
    Advanced Custom Action Options

    Advanced Custom Action Options

  • Click OK.

When you performed these actions, navigate back to your list and check if the item action is visible under the Items tab.

Change Item Order - Custom Action

Change Item Order - Custom Action

When you click on this action you are now able to reorder the items.

Change Item Order Page

Change Item Order Page

Part 3

In the next part I will cover how you could display the reorder page in a dialog window from SharePoint 2010.

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