I'm a bit confused as to why Sharepoint designer doesn't show all of the forms for a document library... If I open the document library in SPD, I get the following: enter image description here

However, If I navigate to the Document Library in the browser, and click "modify view in sharepoint desginer(advanced)", it brings me to this page: enter image description here

Which, if I click on "forms" in the breadcrumbs above, takes me to this page: enter image description here

Why wouldn't SPD just show me all of these? It seems convoluted that I have to access the forms in this way. I can't access allItems.aspx in any other way, unless you guys know another.

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Actually, on the first image that you posted, the forms are separated from the views. You're looking for a view, so you should look at the top right of the page. It's just a way for SPD to organize pages according to their usage.

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You can also view all the forms/views together if you click "All Files" from the left navigation in SPD, then click the name of your list/library, then click Forms. So you don't really need to open SP for that.

  • That makes sense, what I don't fully understand is the View "all documents" is an HTML page. But, if I go to "All Items", it is an aspx page. Dec 28, 2016 at 18:38
  • It just says HTML in the UI, but it is in fact .aspx as SharePoint won't use plain HTML pages for its content as it uses server controls inside. Dec 28, 2016 at 18:52
  • can I add scriptlinks to the aspx? if so, where should i add them? Dec 28, 2016 at 19:08
  • This is a SharePoint view. You can edit the view in browser, and add a script editor webpart, add your scripts there. Dec 28, 2016 at 19:10
  • Pardon my ignorance, but if I add the script editor to the document library's page... And then put the document library on some page, will the script still run on said page? Dec 28, 2016 at 19:19

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