Project Description



- A Web Scope Feature:
adds a "Delete Items" entry in Actions menu for Custom Lists
the "Delete Items" entry is visible only for users that have rights to delete items for this list

- An Application Page:
displays all the Items of the Custom List with all the default view columns.
check boxes to choose the items to be deleted
Select All /UnselectAll available
Attachment File Link available to check attached file before deleting item.

CustomListItemsDel - 01 - ActionMenuEntry.JPG

CustomListItemsDel - 02 - ApplicationPage.JPG

This project history:

you do not need this feature if:
  1. you have Office installed on all your users computers and they use Internet Explorer because they can do the same with "Edit in Datasheet " functionnality (and also with "Open with Access").
  2. you and/or your users are using MOSS since this functionality is available in "Content and structure" even using other browsers than IE.


as your site is maybe based on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and not on MOSS 2007,
as it is sometimes difficult to make "Edit in Datasheet" functionality work (Office + Internet Explorer configuration),
as some people prefer to use other browsers than Internet Explorer,
as all your users have maybe not Office installed in their computer,

this SharePoint Feature may be useful.

If you or (your users) were planning to use "Edit in Datasheet" SharePoint functionality to delete list items of a Custom List and have this error:

"The list is displayed in Standard view. It cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons:
A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed,
your browser does not support ActiveX controls,
or support for ActiveX controls is disabled."

and have no time to solve the issue..

This feature is for you.

That is why I developed this feature. When developing for SharePoint you are often doing your work using WSS 3.0 web sites on Virtual Machines where Office is not installed and you are often making tests on Custom Lists, creating and deleting Items. So I often use this Feature and putting it on CodePlex allows me to always have it available. If it can help somebody else it is much better.

if you are on this page because you have typed the text of the "Edit Datasheet" issue in a Search Engine, and want to fix it, there is an useful link for you:'s - SharePoint Demystified -The List cannot be displayed in Datasheet view (WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007).

Last edited Apr 17, 2009 at 9:39 PM by Marc_Charmois, version 32