Sharepoint Pop-Up window from editform.aspx

Posted on 2010-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
On my editform.aspx I have several fields that need to be accompanied by a help pop-up where I can add a formatted paragraph or so explaing the field and what is required.
Does anyone have a recommendation as to how to do this?
In old ASP coding I use to use a tool called overlib that did a nice job but not sure if it would be compatible.
Question by:Matt Pinkston
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 33724914
The description of the field will show underneath the field (instead of a popup).  So if you go in and edit the column and add a description you will see it on the form.
If you really want popups instead though you should be able to accomplish that using SP Designer, You would open your editform.aspx page, hide the original form webpart, add a new sharepoint control  > custom form > choose the list and the edit form, and then modify the fields to add the popup.

Author Comment

by:Matt Pinkston
ID: 33725908
Will Java work on a SHarepoint site?
Will this work in a SharePoint ASPX

<script type="text/javascript" src="overlib.js"></script>

<div id="overDiv" style="position:absolute; visibility:hidden; z-index:1000;"></div>

LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 33725970
Java does play well with sharepoint.... in SPD you can either modfiy the code directly or you can modify the onmouseover activity in the properties of the field

Author Comment

by:Matt Pinkston
ID: 33726200
When I Add

<script type="text/javascript" src="overlib.js"></script>

to the from of editform.aspx I get an error

Accepted Solution

ramuar1981 earned 500 total points
ID: 33741423
Hi pinkstonmp,

try this one.

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SharePoint Designer 2010 has tools and commands to do everything that can be done with web parts in the browser, and then some – except uploading a web part straight into a page that is edited in SPD. So, can it be done? Scenario For a recent pr…
A recent project that involved parsing Tableau Desktop and Server log files to extract reusable user queries for use in other systems. I chose to use PowerShell to gather the data, and SharePoint to present it...
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question