Monday, November 5, 2012

Add and Remove Doc Library in SharePoint 2013


Introduction

In this article we will see how to add and remove a document library in SharePoint 2013 Sites.

Steps

We go to the site's home page and click the "Site Content" link from the quick launch menu.
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Then it'll display the list of apps we can add to our site, as in:

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There are two options for adding apps to your site.

Option 1

We can directly click the App icon or Tile to add the particular app into our site, then click the Document Library.
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Option 2

Click the "App Details" link; it'll redirect to the App Detail page and add the app.
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Both the preceding options redirects to the Document creation page, fill in the input and add the library.
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If we click the "Advanced Options", notice that the Document Library "List Template ID=101" as a query string is in the page URL. Microsoft may call it an App but still it internally maintains the basic structure.
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The same page in SharePoint 2010 looks like in the following page, it's based on Silverlight.

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Fill in the values and create a Document Library.

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Now if we go to the Site Contents page, we will see the newly created Document Library.
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If we want to delete the Document Library then simply click the top-right "More info" link or click the App icon or Tile, it'll open a popup with the "Remove" option.
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Once we click the "Remove" button, we will get the following alert message and if we select OK, the document library will be deleted.
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Summary

We have learned how to add and remove a document library in a SharePoint 2013 site.
 

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