Since SharePoint Highlighter’s release in May we’ve had some great suggestions and requests for features and improvements; one of the more surprising was the request for performance enhancements for those with 20 or more Highlighter columns in a view (and really big screens, no doubt).
Although we’ve added odds and ends during other projects, the Highlighter wishlist has steadily grown; fed by the suggestions from its growing user base and our own drive for continuous improvement.
- Row highlighting columns hide themselves
- Highlighter displays on View Item form
- Lookup columns now supported
Hidden Row Highlighting Columns
If you have a Highlighter column which displays Row Highlighting you’ll no doubt have noticed that the empty Highlighter column has to be visible on the page on order for the highlighting to work:
In Highlighter v1.5 the column will automatically hide itself from the page if it is only used for Row Highlighting:
View Item Form Display
Previously Highlighter columns would not display on the View Item form (or customized versions of it):
Highlighter columns will now display on this form, with the exception of those used only for row highlighting (which will be hidden entirely):
You can now use Lookups as source columns, which act in much the same way as Choice columns:
What’s on your wishlist?
The more suggestions we have the better we can make our products. Every feature request is reviewed and added to the product’s wishlist. Once a wishlist hits a certain size, the most popular (and/or the best ideas) are rounded up and herded into the next version.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what’s on your wishlist!