Among the new features of SharePoint 2013 announced at the recent SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, we’re particularly excited about what’s new with List Views.
As any SharePoint 2010 developer knows, extending the List View web part can be a particularly daunting task. The XSLT code-behind is famously unintuitive, frequently mangled, and extremely unforgiving. Although credit should go to Microsoft for choosing a “platform agnostic” rendering language, the previously mentioned qualities result in more headaches to developers and higher implementation costs for businesses.
For a quick comparison, look at these two functionally equivalent code samples provided at the SharePoint Conference:
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