My question is simple:

How do I select a ribbon.read with javascript? For example i have a different tab selected but clicking on the button i would like to select Ribbon.read ... any adivces?


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I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but this code should select the Ribbon.Read

var ribbon = SP.Ribbon.PageManager.get_instance().get_ribbon();
SelectRibbonTab("Ribbon.Read", true);
  • yeah, i tried that but i dont get the instance of ribbon it is undefined, also if i use the function: ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded with parameter sp.ribbon.js
    – Shkipper
    Oct 29, 2012 at 11:47
  • is get_instance or get_ribbon undefined? Oct 29, 2012 at 11:51
  • it says SP.Ribbon.PageManager is null or not an object
    – Shkipper
    Oct 29, 2012 at 12:08
  • Even SP.Ribbon is undefined :(
    – Shkipper
    Oct 29, 2012 at 12:27
  • Looks like you don't use the correct namespace then (SP.Ribbon) ;-) Oct 29, 2012 at 12:43

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