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Level 10

Customize Grid Description?

Is there any way to customize what appears in the description box on the grid screen (the one that appears in the lower right with 'SetDescriptionVisible')?
I'd like to remove the rating stars in a particular grid screen, but I don't see it documented anywhere. Should I assume it's not possible?
tyvmia
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Re: Customize Grid Description?

Just set the starRating attribute on your content-meta-data to invalid. That's generally how you can prevent any piece of data from being displayed.
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Level 7

Re: Customize Grid Description?

I have set the starRating to invalid and Rating (the content immediately after starRating on the same line) is still not vertically flush with the rest of the text on the description. How would I set the Rating to be flush with the rest of the content (i.e. left-aligned)?
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Re: Customize Grid Description?

"dratio" wrote:
I have set the starRating to invalid and Rating (the content immediately after starRating on the same line) is still not vertically flush with the rest of the text on the description. How would I set the Rating to be flush with the rest of the content (i.e. left-aligned)?

Not possible, unfortunately (at least no way that I've found).
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Re: Customize Grid Description?

Thanks for the quick response to a 7 month old post! You are awesome. A follow up question, is there a comprehensive list of things that can be added to the grid screen description? At the moment I am setting starRating to invalid and then putting the details that I want in the Ratings value, which populates correctly (other than left-align). I would love to put the details into a field other than the place where the Ratings go but haven't been able to figure one out. Is there a mapping of which values are available to display on the description and where each value is laid out anywhere?
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Re: Customize Grid Description?

"dratio" wrote:
Thanks for the quick response to a 7 month old post! You are awesome. A follow up question, is there a comprehensive list of things that can be added to the grid screen description? At the moment I am setting starRating to invalid and then putting the details that I want in the Ratings value, which populates correctly (other than left-align). I would love to put the details into a field other than the place where the Ratings go but haven't been able to figure one out. Is there a mapping of which values are available to display on the description and where each value is laid out anywhere?

I don't think there's anything documented, but ReleaseDate is a free-text field as well, so you could use that to display additional text above the description.
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