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SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 13 of 15: Navigation

with expert Tim McCarthy

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Course at a glance

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Release date 3/22/2014
Level Advanced
Runtime 1h 4m
Closed captioning Included
Transcript Included
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams Included

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Course description

One of the most important aspects of any web site is the quality of its navigation system. SharePoint provides us with an extensive and flexible navigation system with several different types of navigation controls. And it gets even when using publishing sites. After this course, you will learn how to configure the top link bar, and the quick launch menu via the object model. You will also know how to add menu items with module features as well as using CustomAction features to add links to menus, settings pages, and how to add ribbon buttons.


This course assumes that students have some Web development background and some experience using Visual Studio 2012.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certifications and exams:
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
SharePoint 2013 Developer

Meet the expert

Tim McCarthy is a senior solutions architect with Perficient who designs and builds highly scalable, layered web, desktop, and mobile applications utilizing the latest Microsoft platforms and technologies. His expertise covers a wide range of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint/Office 365, Office Apps, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Azure, .NET Framework (ASP.NET, VSTO, Workflow, WCF, WPF), SQL Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange development, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. Tim holds multiple Microsoft certifications and is a former Microsoft MVP in Solutions Architecture. He is the author of several books, has developed presentations for the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine and Windows and .NET Magazine. He has been a featured speaker at conferences, user groups, and code camps worldwide. Before becoming an application developer, Tim was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Course outline


NavigationControlSurfaces (03:45)
  • Introduction (00:12)
  • Navigation & Control Surfaces (01:27)
  • Team Sites vs. Publishing Site (00:50)
  • Team vs. Publishng - cont. (01:01)
  • Summary (00:13)
Menus (30:17)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Top Link Bar (00:32)
  • Quick Launch Menu (01:06)
  • [Demo: Configure Top LInk] (01:46)
  • [Demo: Configure Quick Launch] (04:43)
  • Adding Menu Items with Code (00:55)
  • [Demo: Top lInk - code] (04:06)
  • [Demo: Top Link - children] (02:59)
  • Adding Menu Links w/ Features (00:59)
  • [Demo: Features - prelim] (02:13)
  • [Demo: Features - finish] (04:04)
  • Sub Site Navigation (00:52)
  • [Demo: Sub Site] (05:34)
  • Summary (00:10)
Custom Actions (15:35)
  • Introduction (00:17)
  • Custom Actions (01:01)
  • Custom Actions - cont.- (00:33)
  • Basic CustomAction Attributes (00:47)
  • CustomAction Attributes cont. (00:58)
  • Common Non-Ribbon Locations (00:40)
  • UrlAction Element (01:30)
  • Demo: Custom Action (03:04)
  • Demo: Run Custom Action (02:36)
  • Lists and Document Types (01:20)
  • Demo: RegistrationId (02:38)
  • Summary (00:08)
Ribbon (14:46)
  • Introduction (00:18)
  • The Ribbon (01:23)
  • Ribbon Elements (00:21)
  • Ribbon Custom Action Structure (01:05)
  • Demo: Create a Button (01:30)
  • Demo: LibraryElement (04:01)
  • Demo: Define Button (03:55)
  • Demo: Deploy and Run (01:37)
  • Summary (00:10)