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The View schema of Introduction to Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML) is used to define the way in which list views are rendered in Windows SharePoint Services. A list view includes a query that returns the data that is displayed (see Query Schema).The view for a list is defined within a Schema.xml file that is located in Local_Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extenstions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES.
In SharePoint .aspx pages the view is conveyed through a Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.ListViewWebPart object. Views can be created or modified programmatically through the object model (for example, members of the SPView or SPViewCollection class), through the Views Web service (methods of the Views class), and through Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol (see Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services RPC Methods).
The following elements are used to lay out the structure of a view.
[see Query Schema]
Specialized Rendering Elements
Specialized rendering elements are used within a view to define the logic for constructing HTML. These elements can contain numerous standard rendering elements.
Standard Rendering Elements
The following standard rendering elements are used to render HTML within the various sections of the previously listed structural or specialized rendering elements.