Implementing CSR display templates as a custom list view is one of my favorite things about Client-side Rendering in SharePoint. The reasons are twofold:
- First, we take full control of the view. We’re not just rendering some little piece (i.e. one field) of a form about which we’re not supposed to know anything.
- Even better, the deployment for this is very simple, in fact, it can be done entirely through the OOB SharePoint user interface…sort of!
The devil’s in the details and every SharePoint developer-related topic seems to include a “sort of”, but still custom list view display templates in SharePoint are pretty cool.