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IBM Rational Application Developer V6 Portlet Application Development and Portal Tools by Ryan Wilson, Gianfranco Rutigliano, George Kroner, Belen Gonzalez, Karla Galvan, Cristiano Cesario, Juan R. Rodriguez

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4.5. Portlet states

Portlet states determine how the portlet is displayed in the portal. The state of the portlet is stored in the PortletWindow.State object and can be queried for optimizing processing based on state. The three states of a portlet are:

NormalThe portlet is displayed in its initial state as defined when it was installed.
MaximizedThe portlet view is maximized and takes over the entire body of the portal replacing all the other portal views.
MinimizedBy default only the portlet title bar is visible inside the portlet page. You can modify the skin do display the portlets content in a minimized state. When doing this you test for the state before generating content. If the state is minimized you should only generate minimal content. ...

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