Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Browse Tab In SharePoint 2010 Ribbon

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While viewing CMDUI.XML file you can find a tab with "Ribbon.Read" identidier and with empty scaling and groups sections:
<Tab Id="Ribbon.Read" Sequence="100" Command="ReadTab" Description="" Title="$Resources:core,TabRead;" CssClass="ms-browseTab">
   <Scaling Id="Ribbon.Read.Scaling">
   <Groups Id="Ribbon.Read.Groups">
It's the Browse tab of the Ribbon. The Browse tab is a special tab and it can't be customized with Server Ribbon XML. The purpose of this tab is hiding of the most Ribbon interface in page read mode - when the Ribbon isn't needed.