Take the 2-minute tour ×
SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Whats the best way to customize application.master Master Page without going into the "Microsoft's Unsupported Environment" state?

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers 3

up vote 3 down vote accepted

I have a blog post from a few years ago explaining how to create a httpmodule that sets your normal masterpage to be the one for the application pages. You can check it out here: http://www.thelineberrys.com/default-category/using-your-sharepoint-sites-master-page-on-all-application-pages-3.html. This is a supported scenerio.

share|improve this answer
1  
Ill second the http module approach. Theres alot of examples of this out there, i think the "original" one was by Steve Caravajal on MSDN: blogs.msdn.com/scaravajal/archive/2007/03/13/… –  Anders Rask Feb 10 '10 at 13:08
add comment

The above reply would be the best approach if you are truly looking to modify the master and need an overhaul. Otherwise, if you just did a custom theme this would cascade to the application pages. Unfortunately it usually results in modifying the master. Looks like you have the option for that. :)

Paul

share|improve this answer
add comment

I've had a great deal of success using a custom style sheet. seems a great deal of the styles are the same across the default and application master pages.

The only difference in one site I branded was the search field that is not included on the application.master.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.