Saturday, March 31, 2007

MOSS/WSS : New view style for Lists "Preview Pane"

From the Sharepoint team blog comes this post how to get a preview pane for viewing listitems in a list (which I've never seen before and is actually quite cool!) :

  • Create a new (contacts) list. (This is a good example since this list type has many columns by default.)
  • On the List default view page, click Settings on the toolbar, and then click on Create View.
  • Give the view a name and add all available columns.
  • Scroll down to the Style section. Expand the section and select Preview Pane.
  • Click OK.
  • Hover over the list of items. Notice that as you hover each item, all info related to that item is displayed on the section to the right. The content of the preview pane appears in a similar fashion to the typical item display form. The end results looks similar to the following:
  • This is also not only handy for a contacts list but also for an Issue list, since you can very quickly scan the latest issues.

    4 comments:

    GirlGeek101 said...

    I want to change the column that is hovered over. How do I do that?In your example it is last name, we would prefer to make it company name.

    Ricasso said...

    I know this is an older post, but I was wondering if there is a way to add a field to the left hand column, like the date, for instance.

    R. Brian said...

    Have you seen anyone try to mimic this type of preview ability in a visio like maner?

    I have created a visio macro that automatically generates a schematic based on the cross references is several sharepoint lists. I would like to have a Preview like style show my diagrams on the fly so it won't be necessary to open visio.

    digital signature said...

    Very informative post. I sometimes do presentations on SharePoint and was wondering if I could use your Print List example in my presentations.