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I am trying to hide the sidebar on administration pages in SP 2010. To do this, I am trying to use the following Javascript code which does not seem to be working.

    $(document).ready(function () {
    if(window.location.href.indexOf("_layouts") > -1) {
       var elem = document.getElementById("v5-page-column-sidebar");"none";
       var elem2 = document.getElementById("v5-page-column-main");"100%;

Can anyone help out?

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v5? isn't it v4 in SP2010? (first-glance guess, here, haven't got my VMs to hand). – James Love Aug 1 '12 at 20:08
Indeed, it is v4. This must be using this: – RJ Cuthbertson Aug 1 '12 at 20:20
Yes. I am using the V5 as my base. – G3P0 Aug 1 '12 at 20:34

Instead of using $(document).ready() try using the SP function for this:



Also see: Risk of conflict between jQuery document ready and _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames?

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Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it but it made no difference. Here is the code: code _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames.push("hideSidebar"); function hideSidebar() { if(window.location.href.indexOf("_layouts") != -1) { jQuery("#v5-page-column-sidebar").hide(); jQuery("#v5-page-column-main").css({"width","100%"}); } } code – G3P0 Aug 2 '12 at 14:25
I'm not a javascript expert by any means, but I think you have to declare the function before pushing it to the stack/queue (not sure what it is). – RJ Cuthbertson Aug 2 '12 at 14:44
It looks like the author of the link you posted did it this way. I tried to move the _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames.push("hideSidebar"); after the function with no change. I can't tell from the original post, but should it be outside of the script tag? – G3P0 Aug 2 '12 at 15:38
That he did. I was comparing it to code here. I don't know to be honest. One thing I will note after looking at the code on the page you provided in the other comment is, the reason Vardhaman suggested using 'jQuery(document)' instead of '$(document)' is some of the SP JS uses the '$'. I see all the rest of your JS uses '$'. Can't say that's causing this issue, but something to be aware of. – RJ Cuthbertson Aug 2 '12 at 15:46
No, it's inside the script tag. Just the code I have here declared all the functions first. I think this is one of those things that only changes based on 'function name() {}' vs. 'var name = function() {}' – RJ Cuthbertson Aug 2 '12 at 15:48

If you have jQuery, why not go full jQuery? :)

Try this code:

jQuery(document).ready(function () {
    if(window.location.href.indexOf("_layouts") != -1) {
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Thank you. This looks like it should work fine, but it doesn't seem to be applying to the div's as intended. – G3P0 Aug 1 '12 at 21:03
Is it getting applied? Are the divs being modified in any way? – Vardhaman Deshpande Aug 1 '12 at 21:11
The script does show on the pages but maybe it's not getting executed. There is no discernible difference from pages not in the _layouts folder. – G3P0 Aug 1 '12 at 21:13
Here is a link to a public page if you want to see it. I know you won't be able to see the pages in question, but at least you could see how the code is there.… – G3P0 Aug 1 '12 at 21:21
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After all this, it was a matter of a simple quotation missing.

The code should have been:

$(document).ready(function () {
    if(window.location.href.indexOf("_layouts") > -1) {
       var elem = document.getElementById("v5-page-column-sidebar");"none";
       var elem2 = document.getElementById("v5-page-column-main");"100%";"0";

It may not be pretty but it works. Thanks to everyone who tried to help!

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