When using a formlist it's not possible to have form buttons such as edit and save. The alternative is to make the form editable by default and to enable form auto-save. This gets us a workable solution.
This brings up another issue though. Radio buttons in the form are greyed out and only become editable when clicking another field of the same table row first. The reason for radio buttons is to prevent drop-downs to minimize mouse clicks.
I would like to see formlists tweaked by the developers so that they behave somewhat more like a normal form, including buttons that can be relevant for formlists (such as edit, save and cancel). And ideally radio buttons in formlists are clickable immediately.
Maybe this should have been an idea rather than a question.
Best answer by Erik Brink
The Formlist comes up been default editable in all cases. As a developer you could only influence the AutoSave option on a Formlist. You could choose to turn it of to prevent users from doing unwanted edits on the displayed data values.
A workaround to show the form buttons on the screen for now could be to place a dummy form beneath the Formlist?