I want to change the width of the fields and make the picture links viewed as an image not as an URL in the Display Form.

I can modify list views with SP Designer but I don't know how to modify the list forms.

In List views there are FieldRefs and I use them. But for Forms I don't know how to do it.

I tried InfoPath but it gives me error so I want to try to do it with SP Designer. How can I modify the forms?


<WebPartPages:ListFormWebPart runat="server" __MarkupType="xmlmarkup" WebPart="true" __WebPartId="{CD67A8BB-D671-4E51-ADF9-0B5E3C22FBB2}" >
<WebPart xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2">
  <Description />
  <Height />
  <Width />
  <DetailLink />
  <HelpLink />
  <PartImageSmall />
  <MissingAssembly>Cannot import this Web Part.</MissingAssembly>
  <PartImageLarge />
  <IsIncludedFilter />
  <ListName xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">{C56882D8-7380-43CB-A682-D2D18EA0700E}</ListName>
  <ListId xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">c56882d8-7380-43cb-a682-d2d18ea0700e</ListId>
  <PageType xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">PAGE_DISPLAYFORM</PageType>
  <FormType xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">4</FormType>
  <ControlMode xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">Display</ControlMode>
  <ViewFlag xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">1</ViewFlag>
  <ViewFlags xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">Html</ViewFlags>
  <ListItemId xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">0</ListItemId>

2 Answers 2


I found how to do it.

  1. In SP Designer create a new Display Form
  2. Preview the form or F12
  3. Edit Page
  4. Edit Web Part
  5. In Data View Properties click XSL Editor

Here I edited the view like I edited the list view.

  • If you solved the problem statet in your original question, you should mark this answer as accepted answer to help future visitors.
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 8:47



Custom List forms creation or Modification similar Features in SP Designer 2010 & 2013.

  • I'm using SP 2013. So there is no design view in SP Designer 2013 and I don't want to add/remove field. I want to modify them.
    – e.ozmen
    Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 8:26
  • SP Designer 2010 is incompatible with an SP 2013 site.
    – vapcguy
    Commented Jun 19, 2015 at 13:34

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