I'm looking in a way to open the right side properties panel of my web part with javascript. This way when the user adds the web part to a page, a message and a button are displayed. Onclick the panel should open, like it does when clicking "Edit Web Part".

Any ideas?

  • which version of SharePoint?
    – Christophe
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 20:45

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The configuration panel of the web part is called Tool Pane and you can open it using this simple JavaScript snippet :

lblErrorMessage.Text = "<a href=\"javascript:MSOTlPn_ShowToolPane2Wrapper('Edit', this,'" 
            + this.Parent.ID // Id of the current webpart
            + "')\">Edit Web Part</a>";

this.Parent.ID : return the WebPart ID that contain the UserControl

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