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Chart Web Part: Hiding “Data & Appearance” and “Advanced Properties”

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The “Chart Web Part” shipped with SharePoint 2010 does a reasonable job of displaying graphs. However, when added to a web part page, it displays “Data & Appearance” and “Advanced Properties” links which can be annoying:

The links cannot be hidden through the web part configuration user interface. Instead you need to:

  1. Open the ASPX page in Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010.
  2. Locate the Chart Web Part in Code View.
  3. Edit the ShowToolbar property from “True” to “False”.
  4. Save changes.

Now these links will be hidden. You can use the standard drop down web part menu to access them if you need to without re-enabling them:

Written by Nick Grattan

February 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm

13 Responses

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  1. Hi

    Thank you for this.

    Worked perfectly :)


    Thomas Christiansen

    May 16, 2011 at 10:26 am

  2. Hi Nick,

    Good job. Thank you very much :-)

    Does it’s possible to change the template in order to avoid having to change each page .aspx of sharepoint?


    May 19, 2011 at 3:06 am

    • Icarus, Once you’ve set up your chart, you can use SharePoint Designer to save (export) the web part. This exported web part can then be added to the web part gallery and so will be available when adding web parts to other aspx pages. You’ll then be flying :) Nick.

      Nick Grattan

      May 19, 2011 at 5:33 am

      • Nick

        I’m not so good in the SharePoint like you. :-(

        If not abuse, you might ask how?


        May 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

  3. Very Nice


    December 6, 2012 at 7:00 am


    March 1, 2013 at 1:34 am

  5. Hello,
    I was able to hide it using “Content editor” web part and css style code:

    .ms-menutoolbar {
    DISPLAY: none


    June 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  6. Great, Thanks a lot!


    January 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

  7. Terrific advice, just what I was looking for. I am using this part in SP2013 as well. It is a bit janky but nonetheless the price is right.

    Bob Manders

    January 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

  8. Admin has disabled SPD throughout, how do I disable Data & Appearance | Advanced Properties


    September 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

  9. Nick, what do you suggest for charting in SP 2013 now that it doesn’t have the Chart Web Part? I was looking at, which looks like it has some advanced features, but I was wondering if you have any recommendations.


    September 30, 2014 at 11:27 am

  10. I have since been using GoogleAPI Chart tools which are managed completely by client-side JavaScript. The graphs, charts, etc. are very intuitive, easy to configure and are contained within SharePoint Content Editor Webparts. And…the tools are free! Link:


    September 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

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