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Professional SharePoint® 2007 Development by Tom Rizzo, Adam Buenz, J. Dan Attis, Matt Ranlett, Brendon Schwartz, Eli Robillard, Jeff Julian, John Alexander, John Holliday

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3.8. Windows SharePoint Services Mobility

With the large adoption of SharePoint in many organizations, the need to be able to view data from many locations has become critical. This is especially true for organizations that have employees on the move such as a sales force or mobile workers. The big question becomes how to keep your employees connected to the data in SharePoint. One solution is to simply provide the lists using mobile views. I have already talked about what a view is, but now you will look at how to add mobile views as well as develop your own view for the mobile pages.

3.8.1. Defining a List as a Mobile List

To define a list as a mobile list, set the mobile options of the list settings through the user interface or configure the list through XML. To set the list as a mobile list through the user interface, first navigate to the site and list that you want to display as a mobile list, then navigate to the lists' settings page. There are two major settings that can be used to provide a page with mobile settings. These settings are part of the list XML definition file. When the list is configured through the user interface, the URL for the mobile view of the home page, as well as a direct link to the mobile list, is located below the options for setting a list to a mobile list.

  • MobileView attribute—If this attribute is set to true, the list will appear in the mobile pages as a valid mobile list.

  • MobileDefaultView attribute—When a list is a valid mobile list, setting ...

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