Andrew Connell

Opening links in new windows from a SharePoint list

Scot Hillier just posted a new addition to his SharePoint 2007 Features CodePlex project. This one, the Window Links Feature, deploys a list template and associated content type (both named Window Link). You can then create a new list which is very similar to the stock links list except you have a ton of options such as open in a new window, setting the size of the window, and all the other options you get when you open a new window using the JavaScript window.open() method (scrollbars, menu, status bar, etc.). See for yourself!

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For those of you who keep asking, this is a good WSS v3 replacement for the OpenInNewWindow article I wrote back in the WSS v2 days .

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.