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From Allan Bond <>
Subject different views in the same gadget container
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:15:51 GMT

I am working on a gadget container that has different layout options (typical 
layouts like 2-column, 3-column, etc.) We plan to support several gadget view 
sizes ('canvas', 'home', and 'wide'). When I switch to a two-column view where 
Column A is maybe 2/3 of the browser width and Column B is 1/3, what is the 
preferred way to tell shindig which view each gadget should use for rendering?

Currently, as each gadget is added to the page, I call

shindig.container.setView('<view name>');
The <view name> changes depending on the column in which the gadget resides. Is 
there a better or more preferred way to accomplish this? There is a parameter 
called viewParams, but I'm not sure how that is used (can't see it in the 
shindig gadget rendering servlet source either).

I've looked at several OpenSocial implementations (OSEC & Eureka Streams) and 
they don't seem to change the view based on how wide the columns are in the 
layout. They only change the view to 'canvas' when the user maximizes a specific 

Thanks for your input.

- Allan

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