I want to create a custom View Item button similar to the Edit Item button, without the use of SharePoint Designer?

Can anyone guide me to achieve this?

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in June 2017, Microsoft disabled the use of JavaScript in a Calculated Column

That means given answers may not apply for newer SharePoint versions

For long explanation and work arounds see:
June 13th 2017 Microsoft blocked handling HTML markup in SharePoint calculated fields - how to get the same functionality back

**Original answer:**
  • Create a Calculated Column View

  • set Datatype=Number (will output String as HTML)

  • Add the Formula:

      ="<a href='#' onclick=""{event.stopPropagation();"
      &"var ID=getItemIDFromIID(findIIDInAncestorNode(this)),"
      &"}""><img src='/_layouts/images/VIEWREPORTSHH.png' width='20px'></a>"

Onclick it captures the ID value from the TR node
Builts the correct url
Displays a message (every click in a webpage should give an immediate response IMHO)
goes to the url

I am not 100% sure if those IID functions exist in 2010, if not see the examples below for alternative code



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