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I want to hide/disable/remove the link Form settings from all lists in my site collection.
How do I go about this?

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I think I can do this on a per site basis using HideCustomAction but I don't know what the Id and HideActionId of this is.

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You can do that with HideCustomAction.

You can get GroupId and HideActionId from the action itself.

The custom action is as below (taken from C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\IPFSSiteFeatures\FormSettings.xml)

<CustomAction
    Id="IPFSSettingsListEditPage"
    RegistrationType="List"
    GroupId="GeneralSettings"
    Location="Microsoft.SharePoint.ListEdit"
    Sequence="230"
    Title="$Resources:ipfscore,FormSettingsTitle;"
    >
    <UrlAction Url="~site/_layouts/FormSettings.aspx?List={ListId}&amp;Source={Source}"/>
</CustomAction>

So your HideCustomAction should be:

<HideCustomAction
      GroupId = "GeneralSettings"
      HideActionId = "IPFSSettingsListEditPage"
      Id = "HideFormSettings" //or any other unique text as ID for this HideCustomAction
      Location = "Microsoft.SharePoint.ListEdit">
</HideCustomAction>
  • Ah! That's what I thought. I saw IPFSSettingsListEditPage mentioned when I went 'Inspect Element' but I wasn't sure if this was the ID. Thanks! – kei Mar 19 '14 at 22:18
  • But wouldn't that change on the server hide the action for all sites in the farm, not just one site collection? – teylyn Mar 20 '14 at 3:02
  • @teylyn, No, for example HideCustomAction can be deployed with a Site or Web scoped feature and will hide the action only on the Site/Web where the feature is activated. – Naim Murati Mar 20 '14 at 9:09
  • @Naim, thanks, that makes sense. I don't do code, so I don't encourage changes in the 14 hive, since most of the changes there apply to the whole farm. But this seems to be different. I can now see that it only applies to sites that use the feature. Thanks for that. – teylyn Mar 20 '14 at 10:42

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