I have a custom list called Customers which contains, columns First Name, Last Name and Full Name. Full Name is a calculated column which concatenates the first and last name values.

Currently, when you click on any customer in the list to view the item, the HTML title for the page is Customers - {Last Name}. However, what I would like to do, is to change it to Customers - {Full Name}.

How do I change the HTML title for the Default Display Form for the Customers list only?

  • Are you using a modal dialog?
    – Jordan
    Feb 19, 2015 at 20:23

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Your lastname field must be the title field of the list you have repurposed. This is because the PlaceHolderPageTitle content placeholder on the list's dispform.aspx uses Title field as the default.

You can change it easily using SP Designer. Open the Dispform.aspx for the list and make the below replacement on the existing PlaceHolderPageTitle field:

<asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderId="PlaceHolderPageTitle" runat="server">
<SharePoint:ListProperty Property="Title" runat="server"/> - <SharePoint:ListItemProperty Property="Full_x0020_Name" id="ID_ItemProperty" maxlength="40" runat="server"/>

Save the page in designer and you should see the change on the list item display page.

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