Dynamic List Content
Container controls (the List Container, Fixed List Container, Wrap List Container, and Panel Container) can be setup by the skinner with dynamic content from a path or plugin. This is done by including the <content> tag in the control. It saves many lines of code as it's not necessary anymore to use static items for i.e. recently added movies.
Content filled from a plugin
Content filled from a path
<content target="music" sortby="artist" sortorder="ascending" limit="10">musicdb://recentlyaddedalbums/</content>
It's also possible to fill a container with multiple <content> sources.
2 Available attributes
The available XML attributes for the content tag are as follows. Note that, as always, they're lower-case only, as XML is case-sensitive.
|target||Specifies the context window of the content. This is only necessary for folder items as it defines which window should be activated. For example musicdb://albums/ should have target="music" but musicdb://songs/ does not need a target because it contains only songs which will be played via PlayMedia(...) rather than opened via ActivateWindow(target,path,return)|
|limit||Limits the number of items in the container.|
|sortby||Sorts the list by the given value.|
|sortorder||Sort direction of the list: ascending or descending.|
3 Available item properties (can be filled in plugins)
|node.target||Specifies the context window of the content. This overwrites the target attribute of the content tag.|
|node.target_url||Overwrites the path of an item if it's clicked on. This can be used to show the content of the item's path in another container while entering a different path if the item is clicked on. An example would be Confluence's home screen where Movies shows the items of it's path as a submenu below while clicking the item always takes the user to movie titles.|
4 Override onclick action
You can define a custom <onclick> action for lists with dynamic content.
<control type="list"> ... <onclick>some_builtin</onclick> ... <content>...</content> </control>
5 See also