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Addressing Performance Issues Related to Grid Layout

The grid layout feature allows developers to create effective and usable form applets for Siebel views. However, performance may be adversely affected by certain applet design choices.

Typically, such performance problems relate to the alignment of user interface controls such as labels and fields, and stem from the total number of cells in the grid-based form applet, including spacer cells. Performance impact will depend on the number of user interface elements, the applet size, and other factors.

You can optimize user interface performance by:

  • Making stacked sets of labels or fields the same width. Doing so may reduce the number of adjacent spacer cells you require.
  • Aligning stacked sets of labels consistently.
  • Making labels the same height as the adjacent fields.
  • Eliminating horizontal or vertical spacer cells you deem unnecessary.

NOTE:  Weigh all optional measures against possible usability concerns. Judicious use of spacing in your view layouts is generally appropriate for optimal usability.

For more information about using the grid layout feature, see Configuring Siebel eBusiness Applications.

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