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I'm attempting to apply Conditional Formatting to a list view web part via SharePoint Designer 2013, and I can't seem to find the option to do so.

I've a horrible feeling I'm just being daft, but here's what I've done so far:

  • Created a new page (I've tried both web part and wiki)
  • Added a list "App part" and saved the page
  • Checked-out and opened the page via Designer
  • Clicked the "Edit file" option
  • Selected the XsltListViewWebPart tag

So far I can't find any options to add it. If I open the Conditional Formatting pane via the View menu it tells me the following:

To use conditional formatting, select an HTML tag, data value, or range of text, and then click Create to specify formatting options.

I've tried selecting the web part tags in all manner of combinations with no luck. In previous version I would have simply selected the previewed data rows in the now-absent Preview pane.

Am I missing something?

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It seems this isn't currently possible without customising the list's XSL directly:

as I understood, this option is not available "native" in SPD 2013. Theres is no "design-View" anymore....

When you want to customize the list you have to create manually an xsl-template for this list.

Also me hope to get some helpful answers here how to customize lists, esp. External BCS-Lists...

Me I'm not deep in the topic of xsl-Style and formatting and I enyod to this in SPD2010.

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I have created a blog post with easy instructions.

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Could you update the answer and add the actual content for the answer? URL only answers are discouraged (and usually down voted). Should the URL become inaccessible, then your answer will hold no value to the SPSE community. –  Jesus Shelby Jul 29 '13 at 19:49
Chris Porter, when I open my SP2013 site in SPD2010 as per your instructions I get an error saying to open it in SPD2013! –  user390954 Aug 7 '13 at 14:22

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