When implementing list view fields, it is helpful to understand the terminology used to describe them. A list is composed of items. An item represents one piece of information in a list.
List view fields can display items in four ways. In large icon view each item is displayed with the large version of its associated icon.
In small icon view, each item is displayed with the small version of its associated icon.
In list view, items are displayed as a list, along with the small version of their icons.
In report view, items are displayed as a multicolumn list. Subitems are displayed in the additional columns of the list. Report view is the only mode that displays subitems.
If properties for the list view field are set appropriately, users can sort columns by clicking the column headings and rearrange columns by dragging them. They can also resize columns.