Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How to add a survey list to the Quicklaunch

When you add a survey list to a site using a webtemplate or sitetemplate you add the following line to the onet.xml:

<Lists>
<List FeatureId="00bfea71-eb8a-40b1-80c7-506be7590102" Type="102" Title="$Resources:core,surveyList;" Url="$Resources:core,lists_Folder;/$Resources:core,surveyList;" QuickLaunchUrl="$Resources:core,lists_Folder;/$Resources:core,surveyList;/overview.aspx" />
</Lists>

When you create a site with this onet.xml the survey list is created however it’s not added to the quicklaunch. This is probably because the <Navbars> doesn’t contain a ‘Survey’ category.

To fix this add this line to the <Navbars> element:

<NavBar Name="$Resources:core,category_Surveys;" Prefix="&lt;table border='0' cellpadding='4' cellspacing='0'&gt;" Body="&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;table border='0' cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0'&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;img src='/_layouts/images/blank.gif' id='100' alt='' border='0'&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign='top'&gt;&lt;a id='onetleftnavbar#LABEL_ID#' href='#URL#'&gt;#LABEL#&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;" Suffix="&lt;/table&gt;" ID="1007" />

Or you could use one of the alternatives:
- Add the survey list in code (web.Lists.Add with SPListTemplateType.Survey) and set OnQuickLaunch to true.
- manually add the survey list to the quicklaunch using the List Settings –> Title, description and navigation. The Navbar item will be added automatically.

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