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Detecting the Personalized View of a Publishing Page

August 2nd, 2011 1 comment

The requirement is pretty straightforward : Show a coaching statement in each Web Part placed in the personalized view (personalized view != shared view).

One would imagine that SPContext.Current.FormContext.FormMode would let you detect if a page is put in the personalized view, but that’s not the case! Instead, Web Part manager handles this.

To accomplish this, do the following in your Web Part:

if (WebPartManager.GetCurrentWebPartManager(this.Page).Personalization.Scope == PersonalizationScope.User)
this.Label1.Text = “In personalized view”;

Obviously, if you wanted to target the shared view, you could change PersonalizationScope.User to PersonalizationScope.Shared in your if condition.



While you are in each scope , it’s easy to toggle to the other one using the WebPartPersonalization.ToggleScope method.

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