Chapter 9. DataView and ListView

This chapter covers

  • Learning about DataViews
  • Customizing the DataView rendering of data
  • Implementing a custom XTemplate
  • Exercising multicomponent event communication

Displaying lists of data in a web application is something that we’ve all had to deliver at one time or another in our careers. Whether it’s a list of books, servers on a particular subnet, or a list of employees, the process is the same. Retrieve the data; format and display it. Although this process is simple from a high level, the burden of maintaining the under-the-hood JavaScript has prevented us from being able to focus all of our attention on getting the task done. Throw in the ability to select multiple items, and you find yourself spending ...

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