QuickTip: Audience Targeting and List View Web Parts

March 11, 2011

When piecing together a nice little composite application using SharePoint 2010, you will run into circumstances where you will want to hide certain pieces of the UI (Web Parts). As ASP.NET developers we would simply wrap the specified area in a LoginView control and secure it to display for only the appropriate groups. SharePoint Web Parts can do the very same thing through a concept known as audience targeting. We can place a Web Part on a page, and specify that it is only visible to a select set of SharePoint groups or audiences. This works great for a vast majority of the Web Parts in SharePoint, but unfortunately the List View Web Part (one of the more common Web Parts) has a bit of a hitch in its audience targeting giddy-up.

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