I have written a sharepoint add-in that is more userfriendly to manage documents in a library. To make it easy for me im using Allitems.aspx together with an id to preview document.



The preview pops upp in a new tab. Problem is if the user uses the "close" button marked red, in the corner they arrive at the document library where i dont want normal users to be.


document library

Can i some how remove that close button? Redirect?

Or do i have to write my own custom preview in an iFrame?


I understand from your scenario your goal is to preview the document from a SharePoint add-in you are building a URL which you can be used to open from a browser tab.

To achieve this scenario we have used 2 options. You can try and see is this what you are looking for

Preview Document From Browser tab


_spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + /_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=file guid&file=file name&action=default



Embed document in a page

<iframe src='https://demo.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc={CA9C01CE-CB61-4F0E-903D-16BEB63C4C6E}&file=demo.docx&action=default&action=embedview&wdStartOn=1' width='476px' height='288px' frameborder='0'>This is an embedded <a target='_blank' href='https://office.com'>Microsoft Office</a> document, powered by <a target='_blank' href='https://office.com/webapps'>Office Online</a>.</iframe>

Either way works for us.

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  • Yeah i have used WopiFram aswell but with the use of Allitems i get more built in sharepoint functionality in the preview, like open document in online/word, share, download, delete and so on. But maybe the way to go is custom with wopiframe. – QuiXXotic May 29 '17 at 12:09

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