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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Extending Custom List Actions Using Features

Creating a Feature (or custom action Feature) in Visual Studio enables you to extend functionality beyond that of creating custom actions in SharePoint Designer. For instance, if you want to remove existing ribbon commands, or create new ribbon groups, then you can do that by creating a Feature. Using Features, you can also define the scope of an action beyond that of a single list ribbon or LIM, including Web, Site, Web application, or Farm. For instance, you could create a Feature to deploy a custom action to all lists in a site collection of type Announcements or you could target a custom action to the Site Actions menu. This section includes details on how to create Features in Visual Studio to ...

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