While displaying your records in a grid/table view in your application, you may have wondered about choosing the view, whether you should choose List view or Table View?.
This TIP will let you help in taking the decision in choosing the List View Or Table View.
If you just want to show your records in a grid like view, then, the obvious answer will be Table View. Because, Servoy’s Table View is much more efficient in loading perspective to large datasets than list view. It renders faster than List view. Table view collects data records from the query and organizes them in to a grid, whereas List View paint each row.
In List View, the body part is repeated for each record. Therefore, it needs to paint each row in the dataset. So, for long lists or in situations where bandwidth is low, changing the List View to Table view makes the application seem two times faster than before.
In Table view, we can do almost all the formatting that we can do with List view such as highlighting selecting rows, alternating row colors, formatting column headers etc. But,if you wanted to place the fields according to your wish, not just in a single row, as the Table View does, then, you can go for List View, compromising with loading rate and rendering.