Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2010 Using SharePoint Designer 2010


In this post, we will discuss how to add a custom action to a list item menu using SharePoint designer 2010 in SharePoint 2010. Also, you can check out my previous posts on:

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Follow below steps to add a custom action to list item:

– Open SharePoint Designer 2010 and navigate to list from site objects for which you want to add the custom action as shown in the fig below.

Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2010 Using SharePoint Designer 2010
Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2010 Using SharePoint Designer 2010

– Then go to the Custom Action section from the list settings page and click on New as shown in the figure below:

Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2013 Using SharePoint Designer 2010
Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2013 Using SharePoint Designer 2010

– This will open the “Create Custom Action” dialog box. Here give the Name, Description, Select the type of action. SharePoint provides 3 types of action that you can do:

1- Navigate to a form for this list

2- Initiate workflow

3- Navigate to URL

Here we will choose to Navigate to URL and from the Browser button you can select any URL, Here we have selected a Document library URL.


Then scroll down in the dialog box and give a sequence number, Anything over 10000 is a good practice, so you do not interfere with any other items in the list. Check the fig below:

Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2010 Using SharePoint Designer 2010
Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2010 Using SharePoint Designer 2010

– Then click OK, and you now have a custom action, associated with a list item. When you open the list and see the custom context menu, the custom action will appear like below:

Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2016 Using SharePoint Designer 2010
Add Custom Actions to List Item Menu in SharePoint 2016 Using SharePoint Designer 2010

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About Navneet Singh

I am Navneet Singh, Working at C3it software solutions pvt. ltd. in Pune. My core skills are SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Designer Workflow, Nintex Workflow, Infopath, Webpart, CSOM/SSOM, Power-shell, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

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