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Customizing the "Quadrant" Data Viewing Experience

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With Microsoft code name “Quadrant”, you can customize the view of any table or record. This customized view is available as an option whenever that table or record type is viewed, and you can set it to be the default view.

You can customize a view by doing something as simple as resizing a column in the table viewer. Other examples of customization include:

  • Hiding or showing columns in a table.

  • Changing the display name of a column to a friendlier value.

  • Changing the column order.

  • Using the View Column As menu command to switch the viewer for all column cells in a table viewer.

  • Using the View Item As menu command to switch the view of a reference in a properties viewer.

In This Section

How to: Set a Default View
Create a new named view and use it as a default view.

How to: Customize a Viewer Using the Workpad UI
Use the interface to directly customize the data view.

How to: Customize a Viewer Using a Configuration Template
Create and save a view to enable editing of its configuration data.

How to: Customize a Viewer Using "M"
Set a different display name or column order by using the “M” language.

How to: Share a Customized View
Share a customized view with other people and applications.

How to: Create and Install a Simple Custom Command
Create a new custom command using Visual Studio and install it in “Quadrant”.

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