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December 21, 2010


How to update the SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumb

If you’re just starting to use SharePoint 2010 you’ll see that the new interface has a different model for breadcrumbs. It’s pretty slick once you get use to it but if you want to help out your end users until they’re fully trained and comfortable with the new SP2010 interface you can have a hybrid breadcrumb approach.

“A hybrid approach to SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumbs”
To have a hybrid approach to breadcrumbs you can simply add the vertical breadcrumb to your v4.master page as show in Neil’s Post.

Where to place it:
If you’re wondering where to place the code that Neil has highlighted I would recommend using the Page Description section, the breadcrumb fits perfectly under the page description.  Once you open the master page in SharePoint Designer 2010, search for  s4-pagedescription and place the breadcrumb code under the content place holder as show in the below figure.

SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumb

SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumb

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  1. Richard Przybylski
    Mar 20 2012

    I am currently working on a site that was converted from a website to a SharePoint site. (Not my Idea) However, the customer is looking for a method to go back to a previous location using a back button. I don’t see that working in our environment. Do you have any suggestions? All of the pages are HTML and not aspx as I would prefer.

  2. Pragnesh
    Apr 11 2013

    It works perfectly. But i found one issue when you have folders inside document libraries and inside the folders say for e.g you have more than 50 documents. So you will see paging at the bottom. Navigate to Page 2, and from there click on Documents Library Name from the BreadCrumb. You will return to AllItems.aspx page but with lot of filter conditions in the url and the weird thing is that it shows documents at the library level which are actually present in the folder.
    Have you faced this issue?


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