Grid widget

The Grid widget is a layout container that you can use to organize content in a grid. Grid widgets can contain multiple other widgets.

Diagram illustrating one possible layout of a Grid widget.

Examples

Use this widget to support app design requirements such as the following:

  • You want page elements, such as embedded media, to be organized in a grid.
  • You want users to be able to expand individual images in a grid to take up the full page.

Usage notes

When you add a Grid widget, the Add widget and Choose a grid template buttons appear. The latter button's window appears automatically. You can choose a grid template then add widgets to each grid item. To add widgets without a template, click the Add widget button and select from the widget gallery or drag in widgets from the Insert widget.

When you drag a new widget into the grid, the layout changes automatically depending on where you place the widget. If you place it in the center of an item that already contains a widget, it is added on a new tab.

Diagram showing a  widget placed in the center of a grid item.

If you place a new widget anywhere else on top of an existing grid item, it is added as a new item and both items split the space taken up by the original item. You can hover over the gaps between items to drag and resize their boundaries.

Diagram showing a widget being placed on the side of an item.

Diagram showing a widget being placed on the lower half of an item.

When you drag a new widget over a Grid widget that already contains multiple grid items, you can position the widget relative to the entire grid. Guide bars appear; you can use them to place a widget at the top, bottom, left, and right of the entire grid.

Diagram showing  a widget placed at the top of the grid.

Diagram showing a widget placed at the bottom of the grid.

Some widgets, such as Card and Map widgets, allow you to nest other widgets inside of them. When you add one such widget, it enters a locked state by default. You can click the lock button to unlock the widget and reorganize any internal widgets. In the locked state, you can only change the widget's own settings. For example, if you include a Map widget containing a Draw widget in a grid, you must unlock the Map widget to move the Draw widget.

When you include the Grid widget in an app, the widget can provide users with the following interaction options (you must enable these options in the widget's settings):

  • Click to expand individual grid items. The expand button Expand appears when the user hovers over an item.
  • Drag the gaps separating each grid item to resize grid items.

Settings

The Grid widget includes the following settings:

  • Layout—Configure layout settings.

    • Padding—Change the size of the padding spaces around the inner edge of the widget either all at once or separately. You can specify the size values in pixels (px) or percent (%).
    • Gap—Change the color and width of the spaces between grid items. You can specify the width value in pixels (px).
  • Grid items—Define how users can interact with grid items at run time.

    • Allow resize—Allow users to drag the gaps to resize grid items.
    • Allow expansion—Allow users to expand individual grid items.

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