Hi everyone. Well, good news, we have another Video Tutorial for you. A while ago I released a video where I demoed how easy it was to implement the View Picklist Custom Control into one’s XPage.

In this new Video Tutorial, I give a similar demo, but I focus on the Version 3 Picklist Control, which introduces 2 additional controls:

– The Loading Mask, and

– The Deselect Field.

These 2 controls together with the Picklist Custom Control really beef up the user experience on one’s XPage. You can test out this functionality by going to our Online Xpages Showcase. I use the Picklist Control for both the Project Manager Report as well as the Timesheet Dashboard.


I firstly want to thank Mark Hughes from HughesConnect.com for creating this awesome control. I use it quite often, and it only made sense when Mark released the new version, that I contribute by creating a video for it.

Secondly, I want to thank and congratulate everyone who contributed Custom Controls to OpenNTF.org, whether as part of the Development Contest or just because. You’ve really given the XPages community a massive boost by providing awesome re-usable Controls for our Application Development.

Finally, a thank to David Leedy from NotesIn9.com for hosting this Video as part of your Screen Cast Series. We all know how busy you are, and I thank you for your continuous commitment to the Community.

So, without further adieu, here is the Tutorial. I trust you will enjoy, and I welcome any feedback you may have. You can find me on Twitter @John_Ukuvuma.

NOTE: In this tutorial I make mention of a video that Mark Hughes released a while ago which explains how to enable Type Ahead and Searching for the Picklist Custom Control. Be sure to check this video out on NotesIn9.com

NOTE: The second OpenNTF Development Contest was recently launched. If you are an XPages Developer, you’re welcome to participate. There are some cool prizes up for grabs.

NOTE: Be sure to catch more great videos at NotesIn9.com or Xpages.tv