Introducing the List Builder
The List Builder can be a very powerful control, particularly when used in combination with a Form View control and Editors/Editor Sets.
The list builder contains a number of panes. These include the:
- Data Source pane
- Fields pane
- List Properties pane
- Multiple Layouts pane
- Detail View pane
- Search Part pane
- List Layout pane
- CSS Pane
- Template Items Pane
The List Builder has a 'Preview' button to do a quick preview of the List control while you are in the List builder. The Preview window is modeless, meaning you can keep it open while you are working in the List builder (and move it to a second screen if your computer has two monitors). This makes it very convenient to preview the List after every change you make. For a video explanation watch the video below:
List Control - Modeless Preview Window in List Builder
When you are designing a List control in a UX component, the List Builder is a modal dialog. This means that you need to first close the List Builder before you can preview the UX component to see how your List control looks.
However, while you have the List Builder open, you can click the Preview button to open a modeless preview window which you can keep open whiel you are working in the List Builder. Simply clicking on the Preview button will quickly refresh the preview shown in the window.