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Hide First Tab in SharePoint 2010 Navigation

I created a blog post on this for SharePoint 2007 HERE: But SharePoint 2010 is a bit more complex. Since it uses UL’s and Li’s for it’s navigation it is a bit harder to hide just one element. You will notice that the Home tab actually is the first node and then has a child UL which represents the rest of the navigation Items. So the approach is to hide the first <li> <a> (display: none) and then simply just use (display:block ) to show the hidden <ul> <li> <a> tags. Here is the CSS you could use to hide just the first node (home) tab in a SharePoint 2010 application:.s4-tn li.static > a{
display: none !important;
.s4-tn li.static > ul a{
display: block !important;

Modal Pop-Up for a Unique Content Type

To continue the conversation with the modal pop up window, I was asked the following great question: “What if your list has different content types, each having their own form? Is there a way to make this pop-up specific to the form of a certain content type?”The answer is yes it is quite easy to link the pop-up modal window to a unique content type: You would use the same approach but you would add in the Content Type ID to the end of the URL string:<a onclick="javascript:NewItem2(event, &quot;http://sitename/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=8&amp;ListId={49E3BDCF-9C06-413D-A7B8-413F2E8F6B0D}&amp;ContentTypeId=0x01005C9243AA25668B4CAACB42C41B0D360600052ECA5C1544864D9F9B7BF90A874A4F&amp;RootFolder=&quot;);
javascript:return false;"

Ways to extend the SharePoint Modal Window

So in my last post I simply wanted to show an input form in a SharePoint 2010 modal window. This got my creative juices flowing and I wanted to experiment a little. I found out that you can easily display anything in the Modal window that you wanted. Web Site: Bing
<a onclick="javascript:NewItem2(event, &quot;;);
javascript:return false;" href="" target="_self">Show Bing In Modal Window</a>Image
<a onclick="javascript:NewItem2(event, &quot;http://sitename/Images/image.png&quot;);
javascript:return false;" href="/images/image.png/" target="_self">Show Image</a> Video/Games
This does not really work since most video’s open up in a separate application like Window Media Player and not within the browser. However you can use things like flash .swf files to show in the modal window.
<a onclick="javascript:NewItem2(event, &quot;http…

How To: Create Hyperlink to Modal Pop-Up Form

I was asked by a client recently if there was a way to create a hyperlink to a New Item Form anywhere within a site but still get the rich experience of the Modal pop-up window that grays out the background. (Note this is for SharePoint 2010 Only…)I basically took the code directly from the “Add new item” and the “Add Document” link within the list view. What this allows you to do is simply add in the following code to any content editor web part, Master page, or Page Layout in any site collection and display the form to be filled out. The user will get the nice experience of the modal window and not have to navigate away from their current page.This could be used for example a feedback form that is included in the master page so whenever someone wants to give feedback it is always going back to a central list. The only that is required for you to know is the List ID and the site name.Full Code For a List Item:
<a onclick="javascript:NewItem2(event, &quot;http://SiteN…