Hide a web part from the toolbox

For scenarios where you automatically instantiate a custom web part on a modern page, you might want the web part not to be manually available for end users. This could, for example, be a status web part on a home page.

Configure hiding the web part from the toolbox

By default a SharePoint Framework client-side web part will be displayed in the web part toolbox when a user edits a page. To allow hiding the web part from the toolbox, you add set the hiddenFromToolbox property to true in the web part manifest.

Note

The component manifest is can be found in the following location in a project: ./src/webparts/{webpart-folder-name}/{webpart-name}.manifest.json.

{
  "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/spfx/client-side-web-part-manifest.schema.json",
  "id": "34f6d7f2-262f-460a-8b65-152d784127cb",
  "alias": "HelloWorldWebPart",
  "componentType": "WebPart",

  "version": "*",
  "manifestVersion": 2,

  "requiresCustomScript": false,
  "hiddenFromToolbox": true,

  "preconfiguredEntries": [{
    "groupId": "5c03119e-3074-46fd-976b-c60198311f70", // Other
    "group": { "default": "Other" },
    "title": { "default": "HelloWorld" },
    "description": { "default": "HelloWorld description" },
    "officeFabricIconFontName": "Page",
    "properties": {
      "description": "HelloWorld"
    }
  }]
}

With the hiddenFromToolbox setting enabled, when you edit a page, the web part won't be listed in the toolbox.