I am unable to find a people picker control in sharepoint designer.

I am editing my NewForm.aspx that comes in a list "Add a New Item" in SP Designer 2013, added some text below the columns and above the save button i.e. located at bottom of the form. I tried to search for peoplepicker control in the designer given controls but I am unable to find it. Sitting on this for a long time and couldn't find it

Help is appreciated!!


You can do in two way

Option 1 Client Side

<%@ Register Tagprefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %> 

<SharePoint:ScriptLink name="clienttemplates.js" runat="server" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false"/>
<SharePoint:ScriptLink name="clientforms.js" runat="server" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false"/>
<SharePoint:ScriptLink name="clientpeoplepicker.js" runat="server" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false"/>
<SharePoint:ScriptLink name="autofill.js" runat="server" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false"/>
<SharePoint:ScriptLink name="sp.js" runat="server" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false"/>
<SharePoint:ScriptLink name="sp.runtime.js" runat="server" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false"/>
<SharePoint:ScriptLink name="sp.core.js" runat="server" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false"/>

Add the below javascript to your code on your page

<script type="text/javascript">
      $(document).ready(function () {

          // Specify the unique ID of the DOM element where the// picker will render.

      function initializePeoplePicker(peoplePickerElementId) {

          var schema = {};
          schema['PrincipalAccountType'] = 'User,DL,SecGroup,SPGroup';
          schema['SearchPrincipalSource'] = 15;
          schema['ResolvePrincipalSource'] = 15;
          schema['AllowMultipleValues'] = true;
          schema['MaximumEntitySuggestions'] = 50;
          schema['Width'] = '280px';
          schema['Height'] = '55px';

          this.SPClientPeoplePicker_InitStandaloneControlWrapper(peoplePickerElementId, null, schema);

      function getUserInfo() {

          var peoplePicker = this.SPClientPeoplePicker.SPClientPeoplePickerDict.peoplePickerDiv_TopSpan;

          var users = peoplePicker.GetAllUserInfo();
          var userInfo = '';
          for (var i = 0; i < users.length; i++) {
              var user = users[i];
              for (var userProperty in user) {
                  userInfo += userProperty + ':  ' + user[userProperty] + '<br>';
         // $('#resolvedUsers').html(userInfo);

          var keys = peoplePicker.GetAllUserKeys();
         // $('#userKeys').html(keys);
          document.getElementById('<%=RandomList.ClientID%>').value =keys ;


Add this div in the place you want the control

<div id="peoplePickerDiv" style="height: 22px" >


Reference:- https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj713593.aspx

Option 2 :- Server Side

Add this code in your .ascx page

<SharePoint:PeopleEditor ID="spPeoplePicker" runat="server" Width="350" SelectionSet="User" />

You can also refer to link below. it is showing same problem you have now. there is no difference to take PeoplePicker in SP 2010 and SP 2013.



  • This is the "good" people picker, right? The one which predicatively shows matching users? – Rothrock Dec 31 '15 at 21:57
  • Yes It is and you can see it is documented by MSDN that too Microsoft Official documentation – Milind Dec 31 '15 at 22:00
  • I can't figure out where to put the first bit of code. In designer all the code is locked down and I can't edit it. If I try and place that code in the editable regions (inside the <ZoneTemplate> tags it all blows up. – Rothrock Dec 31 '15 at 22:30
  • First of all hats of you for working on New Year eve. Next right click on the file make it check out then edit in advance Then you can do – Milind Dec 31 '15 at 22:33
  • Thanks. Likewise. Happy New Year to you too! We can't checkout or ghost/unghost (whichever) the forms. I got around that part of the problem by putting them on the masterpage -- just a test site for now. I do get a good people picker, but it isn't connected to the list item that I'm editing (or I assume I was creating if I were using it on a NewForm). How do I say, "This people picker is linked to the AssignedTo column in this list."? – Rothrock Dec 31 '15 at 22:46

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