Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hide Advanced Search button on Users page

Here's how you can hide the Advanced Search button on the default Users page in the FIM portal.

There are a few things to keep in mind:
  • You have to edit the ASPX page in Sharepoint designer.  This is not a supported change!
  • You can hide the ASP control by inserting some Javascript on the page.
  • You must call the Javascript upon load as well as upon AJAX response.
And here are the steps to accomplish it:
  • Open the IdentityManagement site in Sharepoint Designer.
  • Make a backup of aspx/users/AllPersons.aspx.
  • Add the following javascript:
    • Note that it's very important that the Javascript code go inside the tags.
<%@ Page masterpagefile="~masterurl/custom.master" language="C#" inherits="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartPage, Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" meta:progid="SharePoint.WebPartPage.Document"  UICulture="auto" Culture="auto" %>
<%@ Register Tagprefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %> <%@ Register Tagprefix="Utilities" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %> <%@ Import Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint" %> <%@ Register Tagprefix="WebPartPages" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderTitleBar" runat="server">
<script type="text/javascript">
    function hideElementByClass(matchClass) {
        var elems = document.getElementsByTagName('*'), i;
        for (i in elems) {
            if ((" " + elems[i].className + " ").indexOf(" " + matchClass + " ") > -1) {
                elems[i].style.display = 'none';
    function hideAdvancedSearch() {
    window.onload = function () {
// -->
<asp:Content id="content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server">
 <IdentityManagement:PersonList id="PersonList"  width="100%" height="100%" runat="server"/>



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