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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Demystifying View Terminology: List View, Data Form, XLV, and More

When you work with views and lists in SharePoint 2010, you encounter a number of different screen terms, including List View Web Part (LVWP), DFWP, DVWP, and XLV. If you’ve previously worked with SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint Designer 2007, you might already have worked with the LVWP and DVWP/DFWPs, which are still present in SharePoint 2010. Before launching into working with views in SharePoint Designer 2010, you might benefit from reviewing the different view terminology you might encounter. The following summarizes SharePoint 2010 list view technologies:

LVWP: The predominant list/library Web part format in SharePoint 2007, which is difficult to customize and is still present ...

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