Can we enable SPFx extension on a document created based on a specific content type.

I want to enable (make visible) ListViewCommandSet.CommandBar based on the document of certain content type selected which will enable me to perform certain actions for specific documents.

  • You will need to add more description here. It first glance question does not seem to be clear.
    – Asad Refai
    Aug 17 '18 at 9:04

It is not supported currently.

The List View commandset extension currently supports RegistrationType="List" and RegistrationId="100" which is the list template ID.

References - Command Set Extension: Ability to set RegistrationType="ContentType" and RegistrationId="0x01"

UserVoice Link - Support RegistrationType "ContentType" in Command Set Extensions

However, you can show/hide your commandset based on content type value:

In the onListViewUpdated method, you can get the current items content type value and then show/hide your extension somewhat as:

public onListViewUpdated(event: IListViewCommandSetListViewUpdatedParameters): void {
  const compareOneCommand: Command = this.tryGetCommand('COMMAND_1');
   if (compareOneCommand) {
    // ensure that atleast one item is selected
    if (event.selectedRows.length == 1) {

     // by default hide, the extension        

    compareOneCommand.visible = false;
    if(event.selectedRows[0].getValueByName("ContentType") == "<your-content-type-name>"){

     // show the extension if it matches your content-type
     compareOneCommand.visible = true;
  • Thanks - workaround to check ContentType manually and toggle visibility worked as expected for now. one slight update I have to manually set visibility to false if condition not met. Visibility is bit temperamental in modern ui: compareOneCommand.visible = false;
    – Dev8055
    Aug 17 '18 at 9:57
  • cheers, happy to help :) You can accept it as answer by ticking the checkmark besides the answer like this. By doing so, it will be removed from the unanswered section ! Aug 17 '18 at 9:59

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