Sunday, December 9, 2007

New Feature: Control how object properties are displayed

One of the recent features we've added to N Levels is the ability to control how object properties are ordered (from a display perspective) in the object "create" and "edit" pages, as well as object widgets.

When you create a new object type you select the property types that it includes. In addition to specifying which of these property types are mandatory, you can also control the order in which they are displayed, as shown in this screenshot.

The ability to order how properties are displayed is useful especially in situations where you have a large number of properties, or where the properties are related and have a meaningful ordering. For example, the property types for a physical location have a standard canonical ordering of address / city / state / postal code / country.

Something to be aware of as you create your own object types...

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