A multi-column list (MCL) allows users to quickly scan through data both vertically and horizontally.
Typically, a MCL is composed of column header and tiles with inline information.
MCL shall be optimized for reading comprehension by alternating background colors and adding a fleuron to mark the end of a list.
When MCL is used in the result pane, the record pane should appear when users click on a MCL item.
To help users clearly see which item has been selected, the background color of the selected item changes to a darker grey.
When the MCL is used in an edit screen, a delete and add icon could be added at the end of each list items so users could perform those actions in a quick and easy way.
When panes resize, MCL can be scrolled horizontally.
A recipe can be used to allow users to hide/show MCL columns.
View “Customize MCL recipe” to learn more.
MCL with checkboxes
A recipe can be used to add checkboxes in order to perform actions on MCL items.
View “Select & act on MCL items recipe” to learn more.