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I'm trying to create a SharePoint 2010 application page (AKA layout page) to display some information and allow users to perform some custom functionality.

I need to display custom ribbon tab for the functionality that I want to perform. And I want this custom tab to be displayed on the application page that I've created.

I've managed to create a custom ribbon tab and display it on list view ribbon through a SP feature. But how can I register this custom ribbon tab so that I will display on the application page that I've created?


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According to accomplish this, you have to create a contextual tab and 'bind' it to your page. An example of a webpart with a contextual tab can be found here:

In this post MakeTabAvailable() is explained and used:

I guess it's almost the same with a page.

Regards, Anita

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