Please tell me where can I write javascript for a sharepoint site and what are the possible ways to write a javascript code for a sharepoint site.


Approach 1 :

You can define your java script code in code behind file and than you can register it using Page.IsClientScriptBlockRegistered as shown below.

private const string strJQueryScript = "<script type=\"text/javascript\">"+
                                         Your Script content here.

Once you created your script you can later use following code in "OnPreRender" method.

protected override void OnPreRender(EventArgs e)

if (!Page.IsClientScriptBlockRegistered("jquerythickbox"))


You can place ContentEditorWebPart on the page and write Javascript code there.


Create your javascript file and put it in _Layouts folder. Once you have your javascript file you can modify your master page and register tag as shown below.

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="/_layouts/YourFolderName/YourFile.js"></script>

It can be even easier than the other answers: You can simply put the JavaScript into a Content Editor Web Part. It all depends on what your goals are, e.g., how widely you want to use the script, what it does, etc.


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As you will see I also made use of a CEWP.......

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