I have a couple of nested site collections e.g.:

Is there a SharePoint/ASP.NET control that could display the name and URL of the Portal Site Collection (Intranet). I am not looking for a code solution but for a control that I could embedded intro master page as part of breadcrumbs trail e.g. Intranet > Sales > Telesales


For a no code solution, you could try building a custom sitemap


  <siteMapNode title="Intranet" url="http://intranet">
    <siteMapNode title="Sales" url="http://intranet/sites/sales">
    <siteMapNode title="Marketing" url="http://intranet/sites/marketing">

Then set the SiteMapProviders for your breadcrumb control.

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Have you tried configuring the Portal Site Connection in the Site Collection Administrators setting for each site to point to the "Intranet" site? I'm a little rusty on this, but I think that in SharePoint 2007 that would set the breadcrumbs up to work properly with the Portal as the top-level site for the navigation.

Based on what I'm seeing here, I would expect that to work the same way: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263357.aspx.


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  • Sure I did that, but it does not show. Maybe I am using wrong breadcrumbs control, but tried a couple of them and it seems neither will show it. – Toni Frankola Jan 10 '11 at 21:56
  • You need to change few lines in master page in order to get it work in SHarePoint 2013. Looking for <div class="ms-breadcrumb-dropdownBox"> remove the "style="display:none" and another "Visible= 'false'" in below. – YogaPanda Mar 28 '16 at 20:50

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