Category Column

Type: On-Premises




Category Column allows tracking, organizing and grouping list items. Microsoft® Outlook® approach for elements categorization, easy indicator color changing and using of advanced tooltip, provide a high professional component style.

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Organize, group and track list items by marking with colored indicators

Component uses Outlook approach for element categorization

Enhanced single-click two-way conversion among "ArtfulBits Category" column and standard SharePoint "Choice" column included.

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Use tooltip to prompt users

After user puts mouse on category, advanced tooltip will be shown (SharePoint Theme or Simple style). Note, that standard Choice Column doesn’t provide tooltip option. Tooltip can be shown according to different settings:

  • Current category of the item
  • All categories
  • You can even choose value of the chosen column

Filtering and sorting category values

ArtfulBits Category Column enables filter and sorting values in the column by standard action. Column supports single and multiple choices, allows fill-in value and different rendering in list view.

Enhanced single-click two-way conversion among "ArtfulBits Category" column and standard SharePoint "Choice" column is included.

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Professional look and feel

You can change default settings in order to adjust column mode to your needs: for example, you can choose the color, size, alignment and general look of icon (simple or complex).

Supported Datasheet view, including edit mode.

Tracking list and task items according to associated colors
Professional indicator's look and feel
Advanced customizable tooltip
Ability to show other column data in tooltip
Standard and custom indicator's colors
Category icon rendering mode (simple, complex)
Customizable icon size
Filter and sort items according to column headers
Supported Datasheet view, including edit mode
Two-way conversion among "ArtfulBits Category" column and standard SharePoint "Choice" column
Language pack support (desired localization could be added by request)
SP 2016 SP 2013 SP 2010 SP 2007

Release Notes

(May 16, 2017)
(May 06, 2013)
(June 10, 2011)
(June 09, 2011)
(June 03, 2011)
(March 16, 2011)
(November 20, 2010)
(November 16, 2010)
(October 22, 2010)
(August 09, 2010)
(July 08, 2010)
(June 11, 2010)
(May 13, 2010)
(February 03, 2010)
(February 01, 2010)
(January 27, 2010)
(December 25, 2009)
New Features:
  • Added SharePoint 2016 support
New Features:
  • Added SharePoint 2013 support
  • Added RTL support
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed column sorting and filtering
New Features:
  • Added option to select category icon rendering mode (simple, complex)

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed column settings update
  • Added support for new licensing model (ArtfulBits License Manager v1.4)
  • Added "Save site as template" support
New Features:
  • Added ability to show other column data in Tooltip
  • Customizable icon size
  • Added Alignment property

  • Improved Category column settings page
  • Added blank category support
New Features:
  • Added Russian and German localization

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed minor issues
  • Improved performance
New Features:
  • Added Datasheet view support (without converting), including edit mode
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed error with 6622 Event ID in Event Viewer (Field type DummyField has duplicated definition)
New Features:
  • Added separate option for category customization on item display form

  • Added categories rearrangement mechanism
  • Removed postback on category name changing
  • Improved Setup Wizard

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed Category Tooltip (SharePoint 2010 only)
  • Fixed minor issues
New Features:
  • SharePoint 2010 support added
  • IE6 support has been added (PNG format)
Bugs Fixed:
  • Problem with product version (Setup Wizard only)
Bugs Fixed:
  • Problem with adding field from existing site columns
Initial Release

Before installation, please, check that your target server meets System Requirements.

IMPORTANT!!! ArtfulBits License Manager must be installed before you install the component. If it is already installed, you can proceed with the installation of your product. If ArtfulBits License Manager is not installed, you can do it by one of the following methods:

  • Open ArtfulBits License Manager page, download its installer on your server, run it and install

  • Download Full Package of the product, find License Manager in ArtfulBits License Manager folder and run its installer

category userguide 704 KB

User guide.

category installguide 964 KB

Install guide.

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