Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Customizing Which Form Fields Are Displayed

That concludes my little series on customizing which field forms are displayed in Metawidget. I've tried to show that field ordering is a suprisingly deep topic, with lots of different approaches and preferences. In short, there is no 'right' way to do field ordering. The only 'right' way is for a UI generator to have something simple out-of-the-box, then be sufficiently pluggable that people can adjust it to their architecture and tastes.

To recap, we have explored field ordering:

These are all in addition to Metawidget's out-of-the-box UiComesAfter, ComesAfterInspectionResultProcessor and Stub widgets.

Feedback, and additional field ordering preferences, very welcome!