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Description The Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls.PersonalActions class inherits from the IPreRenderOverride interface to contract the PreRender override and the Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls.ToolBarMenuButton to represent a menu button. PersonalActions is more widely known as the “Welcome Menu” because Welcome.ascx has a PersonalActions control and is included in the default master pages. The PersonalActions control uses several MenuItemTemplate objects in order to build a presentation
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