ArcGIS for Developers

Placeholder widget

The Placeholder widget saves a place on the page during layout design work. You can replace the placeholder with another widget at any time during configuration and it retains the layout settings you configured for the placeholder.

Example

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

  • You want to design a Web Experience Template using a standard layout for pages in apps created by members of your organization.

Usage notes

If you’re creating a template, click the Lock position and size button on the contextual toolbar. If you preview or publish an experience that contains Placeholder widgets, they appear as blank space on the page.

When you’re ready to add a widget in its place, click the Add button in the widget and select from the widget gallery that appears. Once a widget is added in its place, you can configure applicable settings.

Settings

The Placeholder widget includes the Size and Position settings, similar to the style settings common to all the widgets. The options vary depending on the constraints of the page type or widget you add the placeholder to. You can also keep the placeholder with its parent container when you add it to a full-screen page or Fixed Panel widget.