How to get Checkin button while in the "Edit" form for document library in Sharepoint 2007
I had a customer requirement where he wanted to add a check-in button on the Edit form of a document library.
So that as soon as the required metadata is added to the item, the user can select to check-in the document instead of first clicking the OK button to save and then going back to doc-lib and checkin the document. They basically wanted to avoid the 2 step process, so they want the Checkin operation (as a button) on the edit-form itself.
The simple solution I found was If we add a query string to the end of the edit URL, it will show a check-in button. Something like:
So I wrote a simple feature to add this as additional "Edit and Checkin" menu to ECB.
The elements file looks like this:
Following is the only important part of that feature (elements.xml file):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
Title="Edit-Properties and Check-In"
Description="Edit the properties and checkin">