Enable Attachment in SharePoint Blog post list and display the list Attachments

Generally, SharePoint blog site, Post list doesn't have attachment facility to add documents to the list.

Here we will see, how we can handle it in different ways.

Approach 1: we handle it in site definition level.

Go the following location to Enable Attachments:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates\Blog\Lists\Posts\schema.xml

Open the Schema.xml

Change from

<Form Type="DisplayForm" Url="ViewPost.aspx" WebPartZoneID="Main" />
<Form Type="EditForm" Url="EditPost.aspx" ToolbarTemplate="BlogEditFormToolBar" Template="BlogForm" WebPartZoneID="Main" />
<Form Type="NewForm" Url="NewPost.aspx" ToolbarTemplate="BlogNewFormToolBar" Template="BlogForm" WebPartZoneID="Main" />

Change to

Form Type="DisplayForm" Url="ViewPost.aspx" WebPartZoneID="Main" />
<Form Type="EditForm" Url="EditPost.aspx" WebPartZoneID="Main" />
<Form Type="NewForm" Url="NewPost.aspx" WebPartZoneID="Main" />

Once it is updated then do IIS rest as iisreset /noforce

After Changing, it will be available while adding new item.


Approach 2: we will add the Following Code inside the Default list pages.

Add the following Code into Newpost.aspx and Editpost.aspx page.

Add the Row next to the Webpart zone Row. It will work only with sharepoint default list pages.

Note:- if you using customized form pages, it will not work

a title="Attach File" class="ms-toolbar" accessKey="I" onclick="javascript:UploadAttachment();" href="javascript:UploadAttachment()">
<img width="16" height="16" align="absMiddle" style="border-right-width: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px;" alt="Attach File" src="/_layouts/images/attachtb.gif" complete="complete"/>
a id="ctl00_m_g_7df5d998_1390_4e67_8fc4_2da066cbcf7d_ctl00_ctl01_ctl00_toolBarTbl_RptControls_diidIOAttach{generate-id()}" style="visibility: hidden;" href="javascript:UploadAttachment()"/>
<a class="ms-toolbar" id="ctl00_m_g_7df5d998_1390_4e67_8fc4_2da066cbcf7d_ctl00_ctl01_ctl00_toolBarTbl_RptControls_diidIOAttach_LinkText" accessKey="I" onclick="javascript:UploadAttachment();" href="javascript:UploadAttachment()">Attach Photo</a>


After Adding this, it will be available as shown below to attach the file to the "Post" list item :


Now Will see how we can display the attachments after uploading into the List item.

First add the following XSL code in the Dataform webpart .


<td > <div id="Imagepath" >
<xsl:element name="SharePoint:AttachmentsField">
<xsl:attribute name="runat">server</xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="ListId">{2F4DE07B-6268-4544-A172-A02ED31618EE} </xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="FieldName">Attachments</xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="ControlMode">Display</xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="Visible">true</xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="ItemId"><xsl:value-of select="@ID" /></xsl:attribute>

Once you added into that, you will get the filename with path.

Using the file path, we can show this in Image tag wherever we required.

Add the Empty DIV tag to display attachment Image.

<tr><td><div id="AttachmentImage"></div>