How to: Hide a Menu Item in the ECB from SharePoint List Items
Last modified: March 30, 2010
Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010
Therefore, to hide ECB menu items, you must create a customcore.js file, modify this file to hide menu items, and then render the customcore.js file through a custom master page. Note that the out-of-the-box core.js file must remain in the custom master page; for that reason, your customcore.js file should have an attribute "Defer" with the value true.
The following steps allow you to create a customcore.js file and render it through the custom master page.
Hiding ECB menu items
Copy the core.js file from its default location at %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\1033, place it in the same folder, and rename as customcore.js file.
Make the necessary changes in the customcore.js file by removing unwanted ECB menu items.
To create the custom master page, make a copy of the default.master page and rename it as custom.master.
Save the custom.master page and upload it to the master pages gallery of the site. Then apply the custom.master page as the default master page for the site.