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I was wondering when I insert a web part zone into a page layout, it sets the zone ID with a long ID something like ...


Is there a reason for this or should I give it my own meaningful ID?



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Is this in designer? I presume so, the only stipulation is zoneIDs are unique, and that is all Designer is doing. I always make mine unique and meaningful, topZone, middleZone etc.

(If it is designer please add designer and year 2010, 2013 etc to your tags)

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Thanks buddy ... much appreciated – mdumka Nov 26 '12 at 20:42
What if you got the same ID in another page layout? Is the id only referencing to that specific page layout? If you got a page that have 3 different zones and then change the page layout to another one with the same zone id's, do they get "matched" so the web parts will go into the same ID? – Plexus81 Dec 19 '13 at 8:44
Different layouts can have the same IDs so you can of course base off the same templates for instance – Hugh Wood Dec 19 '13 at 17:15

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