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Force Platform Fundamentals: An Introduction to Custom Application Development in the Cloud by Andrea Leszek, Adam Gross, Nick Tran, Dave Carroll, Caroline Roth, Chris McGuire

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Introducing Page Layouts

After defining all those fields and validation rules, we now have a fully functional Position custom object. However, it doesn’t look all that nice—all of the long text areas appear at the top, and it’s hard to scan. Let’s move some things around to make this page easier for our users. We can do that by customizing the Position object’s page layout.

A page layout controls the position and organization of the fields and related lists that are visible to users when viewing a record. Page layouts also help us control the visibility and editability of the fields on a record. We can set fields as read-only or hidden, and we can also control which fields require users to enter a value and which don’t.

Page layouts are powerful ...

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