Using List Views with Standard List Controllers

Many Salesforce pages include list views that allow you to filter the records displayed on the page. For example, on the opportunities home page, you can choose to view a list of only the opportunities you own by selecting My Opportunities from the list view drop-down. On a page that is associated with a list controller, you can also use list views.

For example, to create a simple list of accounts with a list view, create a page with the following markup:
<apex:page standardController="Account" recordSetvar="accounts">
  <apex:pageBlock title="Viewing Accounts">
  <apex:form id="theForm">
    <apex:panelGrid columns="2">
      <apex:outputLabel value="View:"/>
      <apex:selectList value="{!filterId}" size="1">
        <apex:actionSupport event="onchange" rerender="list"/>
        <apex:selectOptions value="{!listviewoptions}"/>
      </apex:selectList>
    </apex:panelGrid>
    <apex:pageBlockSection >
      <apex:dataList var="a" value="{!accounts}" id="list">
        {!a.name}
      </apex:dataList> </apex:pageBlockSection> </apex:form> </apex:pageBlock> </apex:page>

When you open that page, you'll see something like the following:A Viewing Accounts page, with a View drop-down list, and the option All Accounts selected

This page is associated with the standard account controller and the <apex:selectlist> component is populated by {!listviewoptions}, which evaluates to the list views the user can see. When the user chooses a value from the drop-down list, it is bound to the filterId property for the controller. When the filterId is changed, the records available to the page changes, so, when the <apex:datalist> is updated, that value is used to update the list of records available to the page.

You can also use a view list on an edit page, like the following:
<apex:page standardController="Opportunity" recordSetVar="opportunities" 
              tabStyle="Opportunity"
    sidebar="false"> <apex:form> <apex:pageBlock> <apex:pageMessages/> <apex:pageBlock> <apex:panelGrid columns="2"> <apex:outputLabel value="View:"/> <apex:selectList value="{!filterId}" size="1"> <apex:actionSupport event="onchange" rerender="opp_table"/> <apex:selectOptions value="{!listviewoptions}"/> </apex:selectList> </apex:panelGrid> </apex:pageBlock> <apex:pageBlockButtons> <apex:commandButton value="Save" action="{!save}"/> </apex:pageBlockButtons> <apex:pageBlockTable value="{!opportunities}" var="opp" id="opp_table"> <apex:column value="{!opp.name}"/> <apex:column headerValue="Stage"> <apex:inputField value="{!opp.stageName}"/> </apex:column> <apex:column headerValue="Close Date"> <apex:inputField value="{!opp.closeDate}"/> </apex:column> </apex:pageBlockTable> </apex:pageBlock> </apex:form> </apex:page>
Note
If the user changes the list view, an exception is thrown if there are modified rows in the collection. The handling of error messages in this case follows the standard behavior and can either be displayed upon the page. For example, you can use the <apex:pageMessages> or <apex:messages> component to display an error message to the user.
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