SPWebApplication.AllowDesigner property

Gets or sets a Boolean value that specifies whether SharePoint Designer can be used to edit Web sites within the Web application.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

public bool AllowDesigner { get; set; }

Property value

Type: System.Boolean
true if SharePoint Designer can be used to modify Web sites; otherwise, false. The default is true.


The current user is not a farm administrator and therefore cannot set this property.

This property is not meant to serve as a security feature, but as a convenience for administration of the Web application.

The AllowDesignerForCurrentUser property indicates whether the current user can use SharePoint Designer to modify a specific Web site.