I need to display a standard list inside a modal dialog. Currently I'm using SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog(..) and I'm building the URL like this:

options.url = "listform.aspx?PageType=0&ListId={...list-guid...}&RootFolder=";

and it works great, but by default the ribbon is collapsed. The problem is - when the user clicks "Items" or "List" tabs, the ribbon shows up, but the dialog is not resizing according its new height, and ugly scrollbars show up.

Is there a way to open the dialog with the Ribbon opened by default ?

UPDATE: I was able to get rid of the scrollbars when the ribbon is opened by overriding default "OnRibbonMinimizedChanged(minimizedRibbon)" handler and calling "autosize()" on a dialog. Details: here. ...But it would still be nice to have an option of showing dialog with already opened Ribbon.

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Yes, add one of these to your URL depending on which tab you want viewed:

&InitialTabID=Ribbon.List &InitialTabID=Ribbon.ListItem // the item tab &InitialTabID=Ribbon.Read // this is the browse tab, no ribbon.

  • Tried this solution. Did not work for me.
    – Clem
    Aug 29, 2013 at 20:29

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