ViewHeader element (List)

Applies to: SharePoint 2016 | SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Online | SharePoint Server 2013

Defines how the headers, or prefixes, of view fields are rendered.

  ExpandXML = "TRUE" | "FALSE">


Most standard Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 list views ignore this element. For more information, see XMLDefinition and CAML View Schema.

Elements and attributes

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.


Attribute Description
Optional Boolean. TRUE to re-pass the rendered content through the Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML) interpreter, which allows CAML to render CAML.

Child elements


Parent elements


  • Minimum: 0
  • Maximum: 1


This element often contains an HTML fragment with ExpandXML set to TRUE to render embedded Field elements.


The following example defines the field headers for a view. Each field header in the view is rendered according to the class ms-vh, which is defined in Core.css (\\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\LCID\STYLES).

    <![CDATA[ <TABLE ID="onetidDoclibViewTbl0 ]]> 
    <![CDATA[ " width="100%" border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=1 
        rules=rows><TR VALIGN=TOP><FORM> ]]> 
      <![CDATA[ <TH class="ms-vh"> ]]> 
    <Field /> 
      <![CDATA[ </TH> ]]> 
    <![CDATA[ </FORM></TR> ]]> 

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