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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Using a DFWP for the Blog Home Page Posts Summary

In the previous section you saw how to apply ratings to the home page of a blog site by manipulating an existing XLV and using star icon images to replace actual rating values using conditional formatting. However, rather than using the default XLV you could instead replace the XLV with a DFWP, which gives you greater flexibility for adding the ratings field and modifying other field types. For instance, in Figure 24.75, I replaced the default XLV with a DFWP and inserted the Title and Body fields. I also inserted the Rating (0-5) field as a List Form Field, which I was not able to do when inserting the same field into an XLV. Inserting the Rating (0-5) field as a List Form Field means that users ...

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