Limit Element (View)

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Truncates text to a specified size.


<Limit
  AutoHyperLink = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  AutoHyperLinkNoEncoding = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  AutoNewLine = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  Default = "Text"
  ExpandXML = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  HTMLEncode = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  IgnoreTags = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  Len = "Integer"
  MoreText = "Text"
  StripWS = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  URLEncode = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  URLEncodeAsURL = "TRUE" | "FALSE">
</Limit>

Attribute

Description

AutoHyperLink

Optional Boolean. TRUE to surround text with <A> tags if the text appears like a hyperlink (for example, www.microsoft.com).

AutoHyperLinkNoEncoding

Optional Boolean. TRUE to surround text with <A> tags if the text appears like a hyperlink (for example, www.microsoft.com) but without HTML encoding.

AutoNewLine

Optional Boolean. TRUE to insert <BR> tags into the text stream and to replace multiple spaces with a nonbreaking space (&nbsp;).

Default

Optional Text. Renders the text assigned to this attribute if the value returned by the Select attribute of another element is an empty string.

ExpandXML

Optional Boolean. TRUE to re-pass the rendered content through the Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML) interpreter, which allows CAML to render CAML.

HTMLEncode

Optional Boolean. TRUE to convert embedded characters so that they are displayed as text in the browser. In other words, characters that could be confused with HTML tags are converted to entities.

IgnoreTags

Optional Boolean. TRUE to exclude tags when truncating text.

Len

Optional Integer. Determines the maximum number of characters to show. The default value is 128.

MoreText

Optional Text. Specifies the text to append to the end of the returned string to indicate that its limit has been surpassed.

StripWS

Optional Boolean. TRUE to remove white space from the beginning and end of the value returned by the element.

URLEncode

Optional Boolean. TRUE to convert special characters, such as spaces, to quoted UTF-8 format, for example, %c3%ab for character ë.

URLEncodeAsURL

Optional Boolean. Like URLEncode, but TRUE to specify that the string to encode is a path component of a URL so that forward slashes ("/") are not encoded.

Minimum: 0

Maximum: Unbounded

Note that the Limit element will not break words. For example, <Limit Len=3>Microsoft Corporation</Limit> returns Microsoft, not Mic.

The following example limits the text of the Body field to 250 characters and puts an ellipsis ("...") after the string if it is cut off.

<Limit Len="250" MoreText="..." AutoHyperLink="TRUE" 
  AutoNewLine="TRUE">
  <Column Name="Body"/>
</Limit>
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