I am currently using Sharepoint 2013 foundation. I created a custom Web Part in Visual Studio to help filter a custom list on logged in users. Each logged in user will see a separate view. I then add the custom web part to a page, and it works great.

The only issue is it keeps the '+ new item' option and it adds a light gray border around the web part.

Would it be possible to add code to the custom web part to remove the '+ add new' and to remove the gray border.

Below is the c# for my custom web part:

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration;
using System.Collections;

namespace Custom_Webparts.Stab_List_Summary
    public partial class Stab_List_Summary : WebPart
        // Uncomment the following SecurityPermission attribute only when doing         Performance Profiling on a farm solution
        // using the Instrumentation method, and then remove the SecurityPermission     attribute when the code is ready
        // for production. Because the SecurityPermission attribute bypasses the security check for callers of
    // your constructor, it's not recommended for production purposes.
    // [System.Security.Permissions.SecurityPermission(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Assert, UnmanagedCode = true)]
    public DCS_Stab_List_Summary()

    protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://sitename")) // This URL needs to be changed to appropriate URL. 
            using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
                // refer to the Stab List
                SPList olist = web.Lists["Stab List"]; // "Stab List" needs to be changed to appropriate list name

                //new XSLT webpart
                XsltListViewWebPart webpart = new XsltListViewWebPart();

                //custom XSLT Listview webpart properties
                webpart.ListName = olist.ID.ToString("B").ToUpper();
                webpart.AllowEdit = true;
                webpart.AllowConnect = true;
                webpart.AllowZoneChange = true;

                //Refer views for different user
                SPView oTView = olist.Views["Summary T"];
                SPView oEView = olist.Views["Summary E"];
                SPView oNormalView = olist.Views["Summary"];

                //getthe logged in user name
                SPUser oUser = SPContext.Current.Web.CurrentUser;

                //If logged in user is T_sp, then apply appropriate view
                if (oUser.Name.Contains("T_sp")) // t_sp
                    webpart.ViewGuid = oTView.ID.ToString("B");
                else if (oUser.Name.Contains("E_sp")) // e_sp;
                    webpart.ViewGuid = oEView.ID.ToString("B");
                // for other supply default view
                    webpart.ViewGuid = oNormalView.ID.ToString("B");


Here is a link to show an image of the gray border I am speaking about: screenshot

1 Answer 1


You can loop through the XsltListViewWebPart internal controls and hide the Toolbar control like:

//Find the ToolBar control and set visible to False 
foreach (Control ctrl in webpart.Controls) 
  if (ctrl.GetType() == typeof(ViewToolBar)) 
    ctrl.Visible = false; 

Or you can use Reflection to set the Toolbar to none for View, as shown in
SharePoint: Programatically add XSLTList view webpart to page

However which Grey border are you referring to? Can you add a snapshot

  • I will try the code you put above and let you know the results. So basically, I paste the code you provided right below my code that says //new XSLT webpartXsltListVewWebPart webpart = new XsltListViewWebPart(); ? I have edited my original post to show the image of the gray border. Oct 31, 2014 at 19:59
  • Sorry, this is new to me. When I paste your coding into the XsltListViewWebPart section, it tells me that "The name '_wpListView' does not exist in the current context". Any ideas on what I am missing? Oct 31, 2014 at 21:03
  • @CalebFortner the _wpListView should be replaced with your XsltListViewWebPart object i.e. webpart Oct 31, 2014 at 22:29
  • I hate to be a pain, but like I said, this is all new to me. So I currently have 'XsltListViewWebPart webpart = new XsltListViewWebPart();', then you gave me 'foreach (Control ctrl in webpart.Controls) { if (ctrl.GetType() == typeof(ViewToolBar)) { ctrl.Visible = false; break; } }'. What should my new code look like? Oct 31, 2014 at 22:36

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