I am interested in adding "custom button functionality" to some managed Visualforce pages, where I cannot touch the actual page itself.
My first thought is to use the Force.com menu, but it seems like it's not possible to control people there (make it read-only to users so they're not touching/ adding/ etc).
The Sidebar Components "on all pages" option is turned on, also as a possibility.
In either scenario, I am hoping (no investigation yet) that I can access the current SF ID being viewed if any to include on the URL of a custom link - IF I were to try and use that to "execute" code similar to a custom button that would normally exist on the LAYOUT ITSELF.
MORE IDEALLY would be that the links shown (or buttons?!) would be object (or layout) specific - only show buttons/links relevant to the page being shown. This is secondary to being to do it at ALL.
I want to add "buttons" (or links doing the same thing) to managed layouts where I cannot edit the layout
See screenshot. UPDATE: Just discovered the Sidebar Components are not visible on the VF pages, so all I have to work with is Force.com popout, which is editable (or invisible) by everyone.
Any thoughts on this? Any AppExchange items I'm not finding?
UPDATE 1: We are looking at using something like WalkMe to get around this. WalkMe is able to read from the Source on the displayed page, and render anything you want in a popup onscreen. We have a Proof Of Concept where it reads from an "SFID" custom variable, and creates a URL using that ID in the URL. This would be fine, too. Just hate the idea of using an entire solution like WalkMe for JUST a popup on a few pages.