I have a sharepoint 2010 site template. The site template activates a feature that deploys several lists. Some lists need to open the new/edit/display forms in full page mode.

Is there a way to disable the Launch dialog option in declarative way in the schema.xml file?


The property mentioned by djeeg works if it is set on the list element in your schema.xml:

<List Title="A List Definition"

This is the equivalent to setting "Launch forms in a dialog" to "No" under advanced list settings. It doesn't show up in the schema, but I've verified that it is still effective.

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I dont think there is.

The code property is NavigateForFormsPages


But it doesnt appear on either the list or listinstance schema



I did a little test, created a new list, then set the property through the browser, then saved the list as a template. There is a property NavigateForFormsPages exported in the template manifest.xml

<List Name="{DE7BBD17-2A35-434C-B8C4-DEB257F40DB3}" Title="ImportData" Description="" Direction="0" BaseType="1" FeatureId="{00BFEA71-E717-4E80-AA17-D0C71B360101}" SendToLocation="|" ServerTemplate="101" Url="ImportData" VersioningEnabled="TRUE" MajorVersionLimit="0" MajorWithMinorVersionsLimit="0" DisableAttachments="TRUE" NavigateForFormsPages="TRUE" BrowserFileHandling="permissive" Version="4">

But the exported value doesnt match what you set in the UI, it is always TRUE.

Even if you edit the manifest.xml, set the property FALSE, re-package and create a new list, sharepoint still ignores the value.

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    I'm not sure why you don't see the UI respect your list settings, but setting NavigateForFormsPages="TRUE" on the list element in my schema.xml works as expected. Keep in mind that "TRUE" is reflected as "No" in the List's Advanced Settings->Launch Forms as Dialogs page. – bojolais May 17 '12 at 19:31
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    Visual Studio complains that the attribute does not exist, but setting is as described by bojolais works for me. – cadrell0 Jun 21 '13 at 20:21

You can change it with powershell: Have a look if this is what you want. http://get-spscripts.com/2010/10/change-sharepoint-list-settings-using.html

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