Messages & Comments

Use this pattern when displaying a chronological list of messages from different users, such as comments on a topic or notes on a case.

With User Image

If displaying a user's profile picture with the message, use the "Avatar" style for the image and a user record link for the display name. Use the "Secondary" rich text color for the time field and align components using a side by side layout.

Pattern Expression

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{
  a!localVariables(
    local!caseNotes: {
      a!map(user: "Miriam Grant",  comment: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras tempus posuere gravida. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Praesent ornare nisi eu elit viverra, vel sodales neque cursus. Sed volutpat risus sapien, nec feugiat tellus facilisis et. Ut mauris dui, venenatis nec sagittis ac, mattis in justo.", created: "2 hours ago",       document: null         ),
      a!map(user: "Dave Harrison", comment: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras tempus posuere gravida. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Praesent ornare nisi eu elit viverra, vel sodales neque cursus. Sed volutpat risus sapien, nec feugiat tellus facilisis et. Ut mauris dui, venenatis nec sagittis ac, mattis in justo.", created: "Yesterday 4:59PM",  document: null         ),
      a!map(user: "Miriam Grant",  comment: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras tempus posuere gravida. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Praesent ornare nisi eu elit viverra, vel sodales neque cursus. Sed volutpat risus sapien, nec feugiat tellus facilisis et. Ut mauris dui, venenatis nec sagittis ac, mattis in justo.", created: "Yesterday 11:20AM", document: "My Document")
    },
    {
      a!columnsLayout(
        columns: {
          a!columnLayout(
            contents: {
              a!sectionLayout(
                contents: {
                  a!richTextDisplayField(
                    labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                    value: {
                      a!richTextHeader(
                        text: "Case Notes",
                        size: "MEDIUM"
                      )
                    }
                  )
                }
              ),
              a!forEach(
                items: local!caseNotes,
                expression: a!sectionLayout(
                  contents: {
                    a!sideBySideLayout(
                      items: {
                        a!sideBySideItem(
                          item: a!imageField(
                            images: { a!userImage() },
                            size: "SMALL",
                            style: "AVATAR"
                          ),
                          width: "MINIMIZE"
                        ),
                        a!sideBySideItem(
                          item: a!richTextDisplayField(
                            labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                            value: {
                              a!richTextItem(
                                text: fv!item.user,
                                link: a!userRecordLink(),
                                linkStyle: "STANDALONE",
                                style: "STRONG"
                              ),
                              char(10),
                              a!richTextItem(
                                text: fv!item.created,
                                color: "SECONDARY"
                              )
                            }
                          )
                        )
                      },
                      alignVertical: "MIDDLE"
                    ),
                    a!textField(
                      labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                      value: fv!item.comment,
                      readOnly: true
                    ),
                    a!cardLayout(
                      contents: {
                        a!sideBySideLayout(
                          items: {
                            a!sideBySideItem(
                              item: a!richTextDisplayField(
                                labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                                value: {
                                  a!richTextIcon(
                                    icon: "file-pdf-o",
                                    altText: "PDF file",
                                    color: "SECONDARY",
                                    size: "LARGE"
                                  )
                                }
                              ),
                              width: "MINIMIZE"
                            ),
                            a!sideBySideItem(
                              item: a!richTextDisplayField(
                                labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                                value: {
                                  a!richTextItem(
                                    text: fv!item.document,
                                    style: "STRONG"
                                  ),
                                  char(10),
                                  a!richTextItem(
                                    text: "PDF",
                                    color: "SECONDARY"
                                  ),
                                  " ",
                                  a!richTextItem(
                                    text: char(903),
                                    color: "SECONDARY",
                                    style: "STRONG"
                                  ),
                                  " ",
                                  a!richTextItem(
                                    text: "52KB"
                                  )
                                }
                              )
                            )
                          }
                        )
                      },
                      link: a!documentDownloadLink(
                        label: "Document Link"
                      ),
                      showWhen: not(isnull(fv!item.document))
                    )
                  }
                )
              )
            },
            width: "WIDE"
          ),
          a!columnLayout()
        }
      )
    }
  )
}

Without User Image

Omit the "Avatar" image for a more compact message list.

Pattern Expression

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{
  a!localVariables(
    local!lightweightCaseNotes: {
      a!map(user: "Miriam Grant",  comment: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras tempus posuere gravida. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Praesent ornare nisi eu elit viverra, vel sodales neque cursus. Sed volutpat risus sapien, nec feugiat tellus facilisis et. Ut mauris dui, venenatis nec sagittis ac, mattis in justo.", created: "2 hours ago",       document: null         ),
      a!map(user: "Dave Harrison", comment: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras tempus posuere gravida. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Praesent ornare nisi eu elit viverra, vel sodales neque cursus. Sed volutpat risus sapien, nec feugiat tellus facilisis et. Ut mauris dui, venenatis nec sagittis ac, mattis in justo.", created: "Yesterday 4:59PM",  document: null         ),
      a!map(user: "Miriam Grant",  comment: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras tempus posuere gravida. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Praesent ornare nisi eu elit viverra, vel sodales neque cursus. Sed volutpat risus sapien, nec feugiat tellus facilisis et. Ut mauris dui, venenatis nec sagittis ac, mattis in justo.", created: "Yesterday 11:20AM", document: "My Document")
    },
    {
      a!columnsLayout(
        columns: {
          a!columnLayout(
            contents: {
              a!sectionLayout(
                contents: {
                  a!richTextDisplayField(
                    labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                    value: {
                      a!richTextHeader(
                        text: "Case Notes",
                        size: "MEDIUM"
                      )
                    }
                  )
                }
              ),
              a!forEach(
                items: local!lightweightCaseNotes,
                expression: a!sectionLayout(
                  contents: {
                    a!richTextDisplayField(
                      labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                      value: {
                        a!richTextItem(
                          text: fv!item.user,
                          link: a!userRecordLink(),
                          linkStyle: "STANDALONE",
                          style: "STRONG"
                        ),
                        "  ",
                        a!richTextItem(
                          text: fv!item.created,
                          color: "SECONDARY"
                        )
                      }
                    ),
                    a!textField(
                      labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                      value: fv!item.comment,
                      readOnly: true
                    ),
                    a!richTextDisplayField(
                      labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
                      value: {
                        a!richTextItem(
                          text: {
                            a!richTextIcon(
                              icon: "file-pdf-o",
                              altText: "PDF file"
                            ),
                            " ",
                            fv!item.document,
                            " (" & "PDF" & " " & "52KB" & ")"
                          },
                          link: a!documentDownloadLink(),
                          linkStyle: "STANDALONE"
                        )
                      },
                      showWhen: not(isnull(fv!item.document))
                    )
                  }
                )
              )
            },
            width: "WIDE"
          ),
          a!columnLayout()
        }
      )
    }
  )
}
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