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SharePoint Framework
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5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Enhanced List Formatting

Summary

This web part allows you to add custom CSS on a page to enhance list formatting.

picture of the web part in action

Used SharePoint Framework Version

1.10.0

Applies to

Prerequisites

To use this web part, you must be familiar with SharePoint list formatting and CSS.

Solution

Solution Author(s)
react-enhanced-list-formatting Hugo Bernier (Tahoe Ninjas, @bernierh)
react-enhanced-list-formatting David Warner II (@DavidWarnerII / Warner Digital)

Version history

Version Date Comments
1.0 March 17, 2020 Initial release

Disclaimer

THIS CODE IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.


Minimal Path to Awesome

  • Clone this repository
  • in the command line run:
    • npm install
    • gulp serve

Features

This web part demonstrates how to use a custom property pane control to allow users to inject custom CSS into the page at runtime.

Important

This web part is not intended to be used to override global CSS styles. It should only be used on custom CSS class names.

At the time that we built this solution, the only codeless way to add custom CSS classes in a SharePoint page is to use the Format view option in a list view, then insert the List web part on a page.

If you change any global styles, you may introduce unpredictable issues in your environment. Please remove the web part if you experience any issues.

Injecting custom CSS is not supported by Microsoft or the creators of this sample.

To use this web part, follow these steps:

  1. Create a custom list view
  2. From your custom list view, select Format current view from the view drop-down. Format current view
  3. In the Format view pane, add the class attribute in an element node, as follows:
    "attributes": {
      "class": "yourcustomclassgoeshere"
    },
  1. Preview and Save your custom format.
  2. Add the list web part to a page and select the custom view you created
  3. Add the Enhanced List Formatting web part (this web part) to the same page where you added the List web part.
  4. After dismissing the disclaimer, use the web part's property pane to add your own CSS styles.
  5. Save your page and preview it in View mode.

TIP

Try to use the out-of-the-box custom view format schema by using the style attribute wherever possible. Your users may want to use your custom view in areas where the web part will not be available -- for example, within Microsoft Teams.

Rely on custom CSS styles to augment your design, not replace the custom view format.

Suitable uses of this web part

Here are some examples of how you should use this web part responsibly:

  • Add styles to your custom CSS classes that the custom view format schema does not support (e.g.: RGBA values)
  • Add pseudo-elements styles to your custom CSS classes (e.g.: ::first-letter, ::after, ::before)
  • Add pseudo-classes styles to your custom CSS classes (e.g.: :hover, :first, :nth-child)
  • Add animations to your custom CSS classes

Unsuitable uses

At the risk of repeating ourselves, do not use this web part to do the following style changes:

  • Changing any CSS classes that begin with ms-, as they indicate a Microsoft global style.
  • Changing element styles, unless you use your custom CSS class as a selector to ensure that your styles only apply to your list (e.g.: div.mycustomclass, .mycustomclass > div)

Removing the annoying disclaimer

The sample has a disclaimer that is inspired by that annoying disclaimer you see on most in-dashboard GPS systems. If you want to remove it, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Open `EnhancedListFormattingWebPart.manifest.json'
  2. Find the following section:
"properties": {
      "description": "Enhanced List Formatting"
    }
  1. Add the following JSON:
"acceptedDisclaimer": true
  1. Your properties JSON should now look like this:
"properties": {
      "description": "Enhanced List Formatting",
      "acceptedDisclaimer": true
    }
  1. Test that your changes work by using gulp build and gulp serve and re-add a new version of the web part to your page
  2. Build a production version of the solution using gulp dist. See Building the code

Building the code

git clone the repo
npm i
npm i -g gulp
gulp

This package produces the following:

  • lib/* - intermediate-stage commonjs build artifacts
  • dist/* - the bundled script, along with other resources
  • deploy/* - all resources which should be uploaded to a CDN.

Build options

  • gulp clean - Cleans the solution
  • gulp test - Runs unit tests
  • gulp serve - Runs the solution for testing purposes
  • gulp bundle - Bundles the solution
  • gulp package-solution - Packages the solution
  • gulp dev -- Builds a clean instance of the solution for development purposes
  • gulp dist -- Builds a clean instance of the solution for distribution purposes
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