I've and migrated SharePoint environment (2010 > 2013). Everything is working fine, except the look and feel on old lists migrated from SharePoint 2010.

Dialogs still open in a modal and I have the old "Add new item" button with the green + on the bottom of the list instead of the new modern ui style blue one on the top.

How can I update the list to look like a list directly created in SharePoint 2013?

  • Is site fully upgraded to the sharepoint 2013?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Aug 18, 2015 at 15:59
  • Yes. Everything has 2013 style applied. Only old lists remain with the old + button at the bottom. Aug 18, 2015 at 16:07
  • Did not fix my problem. tried the above mentioned steps. ANy help, highly appreciated.
    – user61115
    Oct 19, 2016 at 18:50
  • Solution from yan.kun0567 to set the JSLink to clienttemplates.js solved my issue.
    – Syed Abbas
    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:14

3 Answers 3


Finally I found an answer. Their is a property called JSLink on the list views. Lists using the new style having the value clienttemplate.js.

As soon as I set this property on my old view, the style changed into the new one. Seems like the new look is basing purely on a client side transformation... MICROSOFT!!


I had a similar problem when I migrated, most noticeably with image libraries not using the new thumbnail view. I fixed it by changing the view settings. My example is for an image library but hopefully it fixes the issue for your list too.

Here are the steps:

  1. From the library, click on the Library tab
  2. Click "Modify View"
  3. Scroll way down to "Style" and expand it
  4. Choose "Default"
  5. Click Ok

Hopefully this helps.

  • 1
    Default was already selected. Tried to change forth an back, without success. Aug 20, 2015 at 19:50

I’ve faced the same issue and nailed it down to the InlineEdit-Property of SPView. Apparently InlineEdit is not supported in 2013 and there is no option so reset/remove it via UI.

I use a PowerShell script to set this property to $null on each view in every list after a site collection has been upgraded to 2013 look and feel:

foreach ($web in $site.AllWebs)
    foreach ($list in $web.Lists)
        foreach ($view in $list.Views)
            if ($view.InlineEdit -eq "TRUE") # really a string
                $view.InlineEdit = $null

Setting InlineEdit = "false" as mentioned in the MSDN article did not work as expected, but setting to $null did.

Subsequently, the list and the view behaves "2013-like".

  • Didn't solved the problem for me :( Thanks anyway! Aug 20, 2015 at 19:50
  • What's the value of $view.InlineEdit in your broken list or view? I'm just curious :)
    – jcp
    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:57
  • It has been false, now its null. Aug 24, 2015 at 8:02

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