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I was trying to put togehter a quick list of the placeholders on the default.master in WSSv3 and decided quickly that there were more than I expected.  Here’s the list…

  • PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead
  • PlaceHolderGlobalNavigation
  • PlaceHolderGlobalNavigationSiteMap
  • PlaceHolderSiteName
  • PlaceHolderSearchArea
  • PlaceHolderTopNavBar
  • PlaceHolderHorizontalNav
  • WSSDesignConsole
  • SPNavigation
  • PlaceHolderPageImage
  • PlaceHolderTitleLeftBorder
  • PlaceHolderTitleBreadcrumb
  • PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea
  • PlaceHolderMiniConsole
  • PlaceHolderTitleRightMargin
  • PlaceHolderTitleAreaSeparator
  • PlaceHolderLeftNavBarDataSource
  • PlaceHolderCalendarNavigator
  • PlaceHolderLeftNavBarTop
  • PlaceHolderLeftNavBar
  • PlaceHolderLeftActions
  • PlaceHolderNavSpacer
  • PlaceHolderLeftNavBarBorder
  • PlaceHolderBodyLeftBorder
  • PlaceHolderPageDescription
  • PlaceHolderMain
  • PlaceHolderBodyRightMargin
  • PlaceHolderFormDigest
  • PlaceHolderUtilityContent
  • PlaceHolderBodyAreaClass
  • PlaceHolderTitleAreaClass

I was going to write descriptions to help me figure out which ones were which but I ended up deciding the names were descriptive enough.  Then I realized that there were more than 30 placeholders … I’m wondering why anyone would need a custom master with that many placeholders.  Wow.

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[Andrew Connell pointed out that there’s a page in the SDK which provides descriptions.  It’s at  Cool.  rlb 061215]

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