This extension allows you to show detail and list views of any tables which is properly configured as TCA table in TYPO3. So if you want to list records of the tt_content table on one of your pages, have links to a detail view (or AJAX pop-up) for each record this extension is the way to go.
You can (must) use your own custom templates. There is no predefined template, as the extension can not know how and which fields you would like to show in listing and detail views. The "smarty" templating engine is used for generating the html output, every field which of your table is passed through TYPO3s "stdWrap" before it is handled to the smarty templating engine. So you can do a lot of custom processing of the data which you are going to display.
The steps to create output for a specific table are:
- Step 1: Create a smarty template (and associated CSS) which shows all fields you would like to show in listing and detail view
- Step 2: Insert and configure a kb_display FE plugin on the page which should show the list or detail view
- Step 3: Create TypoScript code to format the contents of each field you are going to display, or insert custom cObjects
After having read the above steps you should have a simple instance of kb_display running, and if you are clever and understand TypoScript you can adjust your output to almost any requirements you have.