Branding the SharePoint Application.master Page

That pesky application.master just doesn’t match you pretty, custom master page so what are you to do? Visit this blog: and get to developing a httpModule which will return a custom application master page when the standard aplication.master is requested. In practise, this is a great, long term solution to this problem which avoids modifying the MS supplied application.master.

Alternatively, rather than re-inventing the wheel, you could check out the Dynamic SharePoint Rebranding Module : which seems to have some pretty handy features such as query string initiated branding e.g. ?printpage=true. I haven’t used this myself as yet so I would be interested to hear how it goes if you do give it a whirl.


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