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Show files first in view

When you create an own view in schema.xml it is easy to show files first (Scope). It is quite useful if you want to show only few items on start page in xsltlistviewwebpart:


Though there is a problem when you provision this list instance. Thanks to a great post of Koen van der Linden about how to show files recursively it is no big deal to solve it. Just add the same scope to View element in the module in onet, which provisions your site:

<View List="$Resources:core,shareddocuments_Folder;" 
     BaseViewID="41" WebPartZoneID="Middle" WebPartOrder="2" Scope="Recursive" />

One shortcoming of this method is that fact that you cannot change the view in you (xslt)listviewwebpart. Well, actually, you are able to change the view, but the scope=”recursive” property is still there, so you probably don’t see the difference because the the scope property is hard coded into xsltlistviewwebpart in the onet.xml.


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