I am a new developer on sharepoint apps 2013. I have create a sharepoint apps project, with a few aspx page, and I don't know how to create a master page for my app (include sharepoint Left Navigation also). that is possible to do that? if can could you please advice me to do it.

Regards, Tola dy.

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Create SharePoint hosted App by following below instruction:

  • Add new module with the name 'MasterPages' into your project solution.
  • Add new page with the name ‘CustomApp.master’ in ‘MasterPage’ module.
  • Open MasterPages -> Elements.xml file and make below changes.

Current Text:

<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
   <Module Name="MasterPages">
      <File Path="MasterPages\CustomApp.master" Url="MasterPages/CustomApp.master"/>

Text after Changes:

<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
  <Module Name="MasterPages">
      <File Path="MasterPages\CustomApp.master" Url="_catalogs/masterpage/CustomApp.master"/>
  • Delete all the content from CustomApp.master page.
  • Open app.master page which is located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\GLOBAL
  • Copy entire content of app.master page and paste it in CustomApp.master page.
  • Open Default.aspx page in Source view mode, and change 'MasterPageFile' attributes value in Page directive from MasterPageFile="~masterurl/default.master" (current value) to MasterPageFile="~site/_catalogs/masterpage/CustomApp.master" (new value)
  • excuse me could provide me a small sample project of this? I have try to do it many time but I don't see the effect.
    – tola
    Dec 26, 2013 at 6:29

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