Use this pattern to display a high number of domain objects without a lot of additional data.

The list-detail pattern is used when you want to initially display a big set of domain objects without additional information in the first step.

Selecting an item in the item region then reveals all information of this item in the main region, thereby making this pattern ideal for fast navigation through objects. This pattern is recommended for navigating through hierarchical structures of domain objects.

The objects in the leading region need to be arranged in form of a list-navigation.

animation of list-detail pattern

Animation of the list-detail pattern, selecting an object in the leading region displays its properties and possible ways of interaction in the main region.
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