I am writing a high-trust provider-hosted SharePoint add-in that is based on the built-in MVC 5 web template, and I need to add the SharePoint Chrome control so that the add-in fits with the overall look-and-feel of the host site collection. All of the examples I have found are based on the ASPX template. Are there any working examples of adding the SharePoint Chrome Control to an add-in that is based on MVC 5 and not on ASPX?


It should work in MVC 5 as well. Its quite similar to what we do in Web Forms implementation.

Just some minor differences. Instead of the aspx page, we will modify the layout html.

Open the Views > Shared folder.

In that modify the _layouts.cshtml file.

Add the below references of scripts in its <head> section:

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://microsoft.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/MicrosoftAjax.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.4/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

    var spHostUrl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter('SPHostUrl'));

    var layoutsRoot = spHostUrl + '/_layouts/15/';  

    $.getScript(layoutsRoot + 'SP.UI.Controls.js', renderSPChrome);


function getQueryStringParameter(urlParameterKey) {
    var params = document.URL.split('?')[1].split('&');
    var strParams = '';
    for (var i = 0; i < params.length; i = i + 1) {
        var singleParam = params[i].split('=');
        if (singleParam[0] == urlParameterKey)
            return singleParam[1];

function renderSPChrome() {

    var hostlogourl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter('SPHostLogoUrl'));

    var options = {
        'appIconUrl': hostlogourl,
        'appTitle': @ViewBag.Title,        
        'settingsLinks': [
                'linkUrl': 'https://sitecollectionUrl.com',
                'displayName': 'Site Collection Name'

    //Load the Chrome Control into chromeCtrlPlaceholder div 
    var chromeNavigation = new SP.UI.Controls.Navigation('chromeCtrlPlaceholder', options);


Add the below div in the <body> section.

<div id="chromeCtrlPlaceholder"></div>

It will load the SP Chrome control

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  • I used similar code, but found that it fails in the high-trust scenario, depending on how the PHA is setup to handle SSL. I keep getting protocol errors when it tries to load the sp.ui.controls.js file. – John Holliday Aug 11 '17 at 13:00
  • Thats quite strange, can you directly add the CDN reference https://microsoft.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/SP.UI.Controls.js and check ? – Gautam Sheth Aug 15 '17 at 14:55

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