Customising A SharePoint Display Form To Remove A Field

Clicking View Properties on a SharePoint list item loads a display form which shows all the list columns and their values.  I needed to remove one of the list columns from a display form and in this post I’ll show you how I did it.  I’m going to remove the specific image column in the screenshot below.
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In SharePoint Designer open the list you want to customise.  In the Forms section click New.

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Provide a file name and select the form type you want to create.  Here I’m creating a display item form.  I’ve chosen to set the new form as the default display form as I want to override the default form.

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In the Forms section right-click on the form and select Edit File in Advanced Mode.

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Switch to code view and select the HTML for the row you want to remove. Each row is displayed withing <tr></tr> table row tags.  In the screenshot below I’ve selected the row which displays the jurisdiction column.  Once you’ve selected the correct row click delete.

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Save your changes.  When you click on the list item and select view properties you’ll see that the row has been removed.

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If your list contains attachments please be aware of the following bug whereby attachments aren’t displayed in the custom display form.  See the KB article for more information and a workaround.

“SharePoint Designer created display forms do not display attachments when present.”

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2590041

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