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How to Add a List Picker Control to a Form in the Authoring Tool

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

The List Picker control in the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Authoring Tool is a System Center 2012 – Service Manager custom control that is used for selecting an item from a prepopulated list of items. You can modify properties of the List Picker control to customize the characteristics of the control.

One of the characteristics of the control that you have to set is the list of items that will populate the List Picker control that you are creating. You can either choose an existing list, such as the Activity Priority list, or you can create a new list while you are creating the control.

To add list items to a newly created list, you must use the Service Manager console. You cannot use the Authoring Tool to add list items to a newly created list. For more information about using the Service Manager console to add list items, see How to Add a List Item.

Use the following procedure to add a List Picker control to a form.

To add a List Picker control to a form

  1. Ensure that the Form Customization Toolbox pane is open and that the form that you want to customize is open in the authoring pane.

  2. Drag the List Picker icon from the Form Customization Toolbox pane to the form. Click the List Picker control on the form.

  3. In the Details pane, select the List type property, and then click the ellipsis () icon. In the Select a list dialog box, select the list of items that will populate the List Picker control that you are creating. Select a list from the Available lists list.

    Click OK.

  4. Click any other property, such as Width or Height, in the Details pane to customize other properties of the List Picker control.

  5. Click File, and then click Save All to save the custom form to a management pack.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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