Can anyone offer advice please as to how i can remove the 'attach file' menu button form the ribbon only on a specific library?

It is on the default new + edit forms that are loaded ... It needs to be a deployable solution.. ie: I cant just edit in designer ..

I think the way to go is a HideCustomAction .. but i cant seem to get it to work.

This is on Sharepoint 2010 and im using visual studio 2010.

Many thanks all.



You should be able to set the SPList.EnableAttachments value to false...

You can also try the code found at : http://www.sharepointdev.net/sharepoint--development-programming/hide-attachments-field-in-displayedit-form-43684.shtml, this looks like inline javascript that you can call from your master page or page layout if you are deploying custom forms for the list.

function HideButton()
 var tags = document.getElementsByTagName('a');

 for (var i=0; i < tags.length; i++)
     if(tags[i].title == 'Attach File')
         tags[i].style.display = 'none'

     if(tags[i].id == 'ctl00_m_g_1b517923_1f1a_475a_8e10_57a050a1c53a_ctl00_ctl01_ctl00_toolBarTbl_RptControls_diidIOAttach_LinkText')
        tags[i].style.display = 'none'
  • Where would i do this Mauro? Many thanks – user2388 Mar 9 '11 at 14:23

I have come up with an answer that works for me which is below, I add this to my elements file voila!

          <Location="Ribbon.ListForm.Edit.Actions.AttachFile" />

Your answers where very much valid and appreciated though Mauro

  • Grr .. the xml in the answer wont keep its format .. sorry ... – user2388 Mar 9 '11 at 14:32

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