I need to add a custom action to versions of a file. Optimally, I want it on the Version History page:

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A second best would be the version display form (the result of clicking View on the previous menu):

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The users are already working with the version history, and want to easily copy some details from a specific version. I'd like to avoid making them select the version again in my own window.


The menu is built in JavaScript in the CORE.js file. If you need to add a new menu item, you are going to have to overrides this file... Not cool.

A better approach is to use JavaScript to override the function which creates the menu in Core.js. You will just need to reference your file after the Core.js file and be careful with the defer loading.

About the version display form, the template is defined in DefaultTemplates.ascx with the id DocLibDisplayFormVersionToolBar.

I guess you could overrides the default rendering by your own.

  • Thanks! but Yack! I'd like something that's less likely to destroy the whole farm - I only need it in a few sites, so a site feature with custom actions seems more natural. Interesting, though, I guess that could work...
    – Kobi
    Jun 21 '11 at 12:35
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    these kind of changes won't destroy anything but yes would be "farm scoped". You could use javascript overrides by overriding the javascript function which creates the menu. You will just need to reference your file after the Core.js file and be careful with the defer loading
    – GillouX
    Jun 21 '11 at 12:38
  • Oh, I'm just being over-dramatic with "destroy" :)
    – Kobi
    Jun 21 '11 at 12:40
  • I'm accepting this answer for the comment you've posted, it led my in the right direction. I was able to get it working, in what I consider an elegant solution, in just under an hour. Thanks!
    – Kobi
    Jun 26 '11 at 10:43

I was able to add a menu item as Gilloux suggested in the comment. Here's how it's done, by overriding the method from Core.js:

// keep original version
var original_AddVersionMenuItemsCore;

// override the function from Core.js 
function Kobi_AddVersionMenuItemsCore(m, ctx) {
    // first, add the original menu items:
    original_AddVersionMenuItemsCore(m, ctx);

    // add my menu item:
    var menuOption = CAMOpt(m, "Add Version to My Project",
                            "javascript:alert('This one');",
    menuOption.id = "ID_Kobi_AddVersionToProject";

function Kobi_AddVersionActionsOnLoad(){
    original_AddVersionMenuItemsCore = AddVersionMenuItemsCore;
    AddVersionMenuItemsCore = Kobi_AddVersionMenuItemsCore;

// run the method at window load event

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