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I want to create a site action menu item Custom Action which opens a Sharepoint 15 app (default.aspx) as modal dialog. is it possible? thanks.

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Is this what you're looking for? http://blogs.msdn.com/b/richard_dizeregas_blog/archive/2013/03/10/leveraging-sharepoint-dialogs-in-apps-for-sharepoint.aspx

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It is something like that but I dont want to open (launch) the app from a ribbon or context menu. But I want to launch the app from Microsoft.SharePoint.StandardMenu –  Medes Apr 23 '13 at 7:25
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You should be able to do it through the following way:

1) Create a SharePoint page: placeHolder.aspx

2) Create an AppPart/Client WebPart for your App and place it on placeHolder.aspx

3) Open placeHolder.aspx inside the Modal Dialog

4) Open the Modal Dialog from a custom action.

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Do you mean a usual Custom Action or those that came with SharePoint Apps. If it is a usual how do I can point to the app part? and If it is a custom action app then how can I open a modal dialog. I have previously created Custom Actions which opened application pages as modal. but a usual Custom action can not be added to a SharePoint App project. –  Medes Feb 27 '13 at 7:42
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