It seems setting the defaultView for Collections does no longer work. (Since release 1.15.0)
The collection's view instead always defaults to "table", no matter if set via Annotation or layout.xml.
However the 'hinting mechanism' does work. The framework remembers the last view as selected via user-interface . ('table, 'excel, ...')
Steps to reproduce ...
Take the SimpleObject demo app and test the following snipped:
The collection should default to view type 'hidden' but renders as 'table'. (Same applies if we try to default to 'excel', in case the excel-addon is available.)