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Developing SharePoint CustomAction for SharePoint Online in Office365


Are you tasked to create a link, or know as CustomAction,  on the Site Settings page of a SharePoint Online site in Office365? Nothing to worry! The following steps would provide you a guidance.

1. Initially, using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, let us create an Empty SharePoint Project. In this demonstration, we will name it Office365.

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2. As illustrated below, we need to create a Sandboxed solution. SharePoint Online tenancy in Office 365 only supports Sandboxed solutions.

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3. Now we will create an Empty Element. In this demonstration, we will name it CustomAction.

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4. Let open the Element.xml file we have just created and write the following code. MSDN, at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms460194.aspx,  has provided us a comprehensive description of every attribute below.

Moreover, the list of Custom Action Location and IDs are available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb802730.aspx.

Of course, using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, we need to package our solution.

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5. At this point, let us open the Site Settings page of our SharePoint Online in Office365. As highlighted below, let us open our Solutions page.

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6. On the Solutions page, let us download the WSP file of the solution we have just created.

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7. Now, let us open the Manage Site Features link.

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8. On the Features page, let us activate the feature we have just uploaded.

Since, I have changed some of the default values of the solution we have created (the changes I have made are not essential and I have not included them in this demonstration), you might have a different feature name, icon, and description in your implementation.

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9. Upon successfully activating the feature we have created, we could now enjoy the presence of a custom action link on the Site Settings page of our SharePoint Online in Office365.

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For more information on SharePoint Online Programming for Office365, please visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh147180.aspx.

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