I am trying to understand list schema view. For example AnnouncementsList contains in schema 3 views:

<View BaseViewID="0" FreeForm="TRUE" Type="HTML" MobileView="TRUE" TabularView="FALSE">
<View BaseViewID="1" Type="HTML" WebPartZoneID="Main" DisplayName="$Resources:core,camlid4;" DefaultView="TRUE" MobileView="True" MobileDefaultView="True" SetupPath="pages\viewpage.aspx" ImageUrl="/_layouts/images/announce.png" Url="AllItems.aspx">
<View BaseViewID="3" FreeForm="TRUE" Type="HTML" TabularView="FALSE">

But if we create announcement list, only one view will be availiable (view #1).
For what purposes other two views also included (#0 & #3)? And what does FreeForm="TRUE" mean?

Thank you.


Apparently it is the type of toolbar that the list renders. it can be either standard or freeform.


as for the views, they are providing additional functionality that you can access through other means.

so view 0 is the mobile view, not sure on view 3 but if you look at a form library you have a view foe relinking the form which you can do through list settings.

actually thinking about it view 3 is probably the summary view you get when you add the announcement list to a page.

  • Both #0 and #1 have MobileView="TRUE". Also, #0 and #3 contain in definition a lot of CAML, including Column and Field elements, so it really render something. If it's used as toolbar, why does field output included?. #1 doesn't contain such CAML. How can we use this enhanced CAML in #1? – Sergei Sergeev Feb 9 '13 at 6:29

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