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Force.com Enterprise Architecture by Andrew Fawcett

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Visualforce

Visualforce is not only a powerful way to create entirely new pages for your application but also augments the Salesforce user interface in multiple places. As we've seen so far, you can use it to extend the standard UI layouts and Custom Buttons. Here is a list of platform areas that accept Visualforce pages:

  • Layout sections
  • Custom Buttons
  • Custom Tabs
  • Custom Tab Splash page
  • Chatter Custom Publisher Actions
  • Sidebar component
  • Dashboard component
  • Force.com sites

Profiles and Permission Sets also reference Visualforce pages; users must be given access to a page before they can use it from these areas.

What can I do within a Visualforce page?

While Salesforce provides many components to use within the Visualforce pages, the only component that is ...

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