Harness and Section forms - Repeating layouts

Every section contains at least one layout. You can select from a number of layout types, among them repeating layouts.

The following repeating layout types, all of which you can style in the skin, are available.

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Grid Items in a spreadsheet format. See Adding a Grid layout.
Tree Grid A tree navigation control in combination with a grid display of items. See Adding a Tree Grid layout.
Tree A tree format that enables users to expand and collapse branches to find entries off current interest. See Adding a Tree layout.
Dynamic Each item from the source in the dynamic layout format specified in the skin. See Adding a Dynamic layout.
Column Each item from the source in vertical columns, typically with labels in the left most column. See Adding a Column Repeat layout.
Tabbed Each item from the source as a tab, typically with labels in the tab button. See Adding a Tabbed Repeat layout.

As a best practice, when displaying large amounts of data, use a Grid, Tree Grid, or Tree layout. You can progressively load data, sort by column, and configure fields that are editable and localizable. You can also create custom formats for these layouts in the skin. See Skin form — Components tab — Layouts — Trees & grids.

Repeating layouts can present values from a Page List or Page Group property, a report definition or a data page.

> Adding a Repeating Layout

  1. In the section, from the Layout control group, select the layout control.
  2. On the Set layout type dialog, select Repeating layout.
  3. In the drop-down list, select the type of repeating layout, and then click OK.
  4. Configure the repeating layout. See one of the following topics for details: