I have a module that deploys a site page "Archives".

I want to set up this page to show the content of a list readonly, whatever permissions are granted to the connected user.

I have build this module :

<File Name="archives.aspx"
  <View BaseViewID="1"

The readonly attribute of the view node does not seems to have any effect.

Can I have a view to a list in full readonly mode?

  • Is the view in the list itself, on which this one is based, readonly? It could be that it inherits that setting, ignoring yours completely.
    – Jasper
    Jul 20, 2012 at 10:16
  • The view in the list is not readonly. I'll try to create a new view in the list with ro
    – Steve B
    Jul 20, 2012 at 10:28
  • even on the list itselft, the readonly attribute has no effect...
    – Steve B
    Jul 20, 2012 at 10:47
  • which sharepoint version is it ? Jul 20, 2012 at 11:27
  • 2010 With Enterprise CAL
    – Steve B
    Jul 20, 2012 at 11:34

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I'm a couple years late, but I think read only on the list view just says that the view itself (what fields are shown, filtering/sorting options, etc.) are read only. It has not control over the data being displayed.

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