While making a Visualforce page to display a Zip/Country -> City, State, County application, it became obvious that labeling fields manually will not satisfy all users, especially international ones. There are a few ways to include a field and its label on a Visualforce page. The simplest, using OutputField: VF Page (simple): The most common (based on code shares and other observations) method allows one to use a label other than the one in Salesforce. It also allows combining of multiple fields while maintaining the standard style: VF Page (common, but static): And a way to allow field label renaming and translations: VF Page (more flexible, allowing for renaming and translations): So by using $ObjectType.account.fields.billingcity.label (and similar markup for other objects and fields) we can allow org-specific customizations to come into our code with no effort required. There’s a catch (there always is). Note that there is no way to […]
Archives for March 2009
The voting is over and we have a winner. Salesforce has released the official logo for the Summer ’09 (release 160) logo: The sailboat.
Howard Greenstein of Inc.com published a story today(”Stop, Collaborate, and Listen“) on drop.io and asked us to comment on how drop.io can help SMBs in service delivery.