How many times have you been tasked with building a UI at runtime? I know I’ve had to do it plenty of times. This can often be a time consuming and tedious process. Check the data type, decide what kind of control to use, add that control to some placeholder, rinse and repeat.

I was recently given a task that would take selected search results, compare the items selected, and then present the user with a UI of all fields common across the selected items. Pretty straightforward…and potentially lots of code.

Being new to SharePoint development, little did I know that there was a hidden gem (they tell me there are more) that would aid me in my endeavor.

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