SharePoint – Multiple Lines of Text Field and Single Line Text as Disabled or Read-Only

Posted: July 13, 2014 in SharePoint2010
Introduction:
Disabled or read-only to multiple lines of a text field and single line text in an edit form in a SharePoint list.

Objective:
Use of SharePoint Designer to make a field read only. Here is a method to make a field readonly using jQuery and a Content Editor Web Part.

Edit the EditForm.aspx page:
If the Edit Page option is missing from the Site Actions menu then use the ToolPaneView=2 URL parameter.

For example:

/EditForm.aspx?ToolPaneView=2Add a Content Editor Web PartAdd the following code (in this example, “Question” is the name of my field):Using the code

$(document).ready(function () {

ConvertTextboxToLable(‘Title’);

ConvertTextareaToLable(‘Description’);

});

//Convert TextArea to Lablefunction ConvertTextareaToLable(colName) {

var txtHTML = $(“textarea[Title='” + colName + “‘]”).html();

var tdColumn = $(“textarea[Title='” + colName + “‘]”).closest(‘td’);

var tdColumnHTML = $(tdColumn).html();

$(tdColumn).html(“<div style=’display:none’>'” + tdColumnHTML + “‘</div>”);

$(tdColumn).append(txtHTML);

}

//Convert Textbox to Lablefunction ConvertTextboxToLable(colName) {

var txtHTML = $(“input[type=text][Title='” + colName + “‘]”).val

();

var tdColumn = $(“input[type=text][Title='” + colName +

“‘]”).closest(‘td’);

var tdColumnHTML = $(tdColumn).html();

$(tdColumn).html(“<div style=’display:none’>'” + tdColumnHTML +

“‘</div>”);

$(tdColumn).append(txtHTML);

}

Summary:
In this article we have several requests for a solution for setting fields as read only in an Edit Form.

Advertisements
Comments
  1. zdhiu says:

    I got ‘undefined’ on variable of ‘txtHTML’ when tried this code: ‘var txtHTML = $(“textarea[Title=’” + colName + “‘]”).html();’. Is it same on your side? I’m working on SP 2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s