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Best practice: Implementing lists and tables

  • Use the SimpleList class to create a list with text. Use the RichList class to create a display-only list with text and icons. Use the TableView class to create an interactive rich list with text and icons.
  • Use the TableView class to create a table with rows and columns. You can use the GridFieldManager if the number of rows and columns in the table are fixed.
  • If the list is long and you want to display the items on separate screens, include Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, if the list is very long (for example, thousands of items), provide screen numbers instead.
  • If you expect users to move through the items in the list (for example, in a message list or a feed), assign shortcut keys for moving to the next or previous item in the list. Where possible, in English, allow users to press "N" to move to the next item in the list and "P" to move to the previous item in the list.
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