Conditional Formatting Internals

The inner workings of Conditional Formatting are actually pretty straightforward. The key construct that makes the feature possible is a tag called <xsl:if>, which is used to conditionally add content to the HTML output of the transform. It’s easiest to grok xsl:if with the “show content” type of CondF. Basically, the content you want conditional…


Grokking "Show Visibility" in the Conditional Formatting Task Pane

Sometimes true Wysiwyg is not what you want in design view. For example, if you are using Conditional Formatting to optionally show content in your view, and your data is such that all records evaluate to false, you end up in a situation where you can no longer select the tag that holds the Conditional…