SharePoint Add-in: Get Rid of Microsoft Header

Posted on 2016-07-25
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Last Modified: 2016-07-25
I'm developing a SharePoint add-in with Visual Studio 2015 using JavaScript and want to remove the default headers/navigation Microsoft includes, specifically what's in the red box:

SP Add-In Default Header
I assume these are included via the default .aspx code which looks like:

<%-- The following 4 lines are ASP.NET directives needed when using SharePoint components --%>

<%@ Page Inherits="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartPage, Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" MasterPageFile="~masterurl/default.master" Language="C#" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="Utilities" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="WebPartPages" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

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But I can't wholesale delete those lines without generating a page that simply doesn't run (error is 'An unexpected error has occurred').

What's the correct way to customize?


Question by:Michael Vasilevsky
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Paweł earned 2000 total points
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what you'll have to do is use CSS to hide it from the UI rather then remove it, now your sharepoint add in runs in an iFrame so i don't think you'll be able to it there without the iFrame trick (https://github.com/InstanceOfAnObject/IFrameOrchestrator) there I believe you'll be able to fire javascript from your add in into the host web that will then be able to update the css of your host page.

that or I think you can inject it into the page using the Script Editor webpart

with both you'll have to find the selector for the css container of what you want to hide
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by:Michael Vasilevsky
ID: 41728848
I suspected using CSS to hide is the approach - thanks for the info. Below is the CSS I added for anyone interested:

#globalNavBox {
    display: none !important;

#suiteBarDelta {
    display: none !important;

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Thank you!


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