I have a webpart from a child list on the parent display form, and this is the only area that I would like for users to add new items to the child list. Restricting permissions on the list to remove edit/delete from everyone wouldn't work because that would also affect their permissions on the web part of that list. Is there a way to hide the "new item" button only on the actual list?

If making the chrome type "No Toolbar" should remove this, it's not doing it. Here are the screenshots:

What I want hidden/disabled only on this webpart:

New Item

What I changed based on recommendation below:

What I changed

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I am assuming you are working on a SharePoint custom solution in Visual Studio. Add an empty element to your SharePoint solution. Add the following Xml to the Elements.xml file of the added element:

<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <CustomAction RegistrationId="Your List Id Here" RegistrationType="List" Location="CommandUI.Ribbon" Id="HideRibbonButtons"> <CommandUIExtension> <CommandUIDefinitions> <CommandUIDefinition Location="Ribbon.ListItem.New.NewListItem"/> </CommandUIDefinitions> </CommandUIExtension> </CustomAction> </Elements>

Make sure that the element is added to the feature and deploy.


use this javascript to hide it

<script type="text/javascript">
var elem = document.getElementById("Ribbon.ListItem.New-LargeLarge");
elem.style.display = "none";
  • even admin wont see that.did u saved the changes properly? try it once again.and see what Toolbar type contains Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 4:46
  • I just refreshed and the list web part still says "Toolbar Type: No Toolbar"
    – Dinerdo
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 4:51
  • did u pressed stop edit on page? Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 4:53
  • Yes, and I refreshed a few times.
    – Dinerdo
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 4:56
  • can you just put the screen shots to know your problem exactly Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 5:18

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