Group Component

Overview

A group is a container component in which other user interface components are placed. Groups are useful when you want to combine multiple components into one. This allows for their positions and visibility to be easily altered.

Add UI Components to a Group

To add components to a group:

  1. Drag and drop a group component onto a screen.

  2. Drag and drop other UI components inside the group on the screen.

  3. The added components are nested under the group in the component tree.

  4. When a group component is moved, any UI components within it are moved with it as a unit.

Properties

Group

PropertyValueDescription

Position

Relative to Screen

The group moves as the user scrolls.

Position

Relative to Device

The group stays in place as the user scrolls (suitable for creating a floating action button).

Touch Opacity

Number between 0-100

Set the group's opacity when a user clicks on the group.

Layout

PropertyValueDescription

X

coordinate value

Position of the upper left corner of the button on the X-axis, where the left side of the screen is X=0.

Y

coordinate value

Position of the upper left corner of the button on the Y-axis, where the top of the screen is Y=0.

Height

number in pixels

The button's height is defined by a custom number of pixels.

Width

number in pixels

The button's width is defined by a custom number of pixels.

Resize Mode

Stretch

Stretches the group to fit the dimensions of the device's screen.

Resize Mode

Float in Place

Renders the group in the same aspect ratio as the design, regardless of the device size.

Style

PropertyValueDescription

Visible

true/false

Toggle whether users can see the group.

Background Fill

color

Color of group's background.

Background Image

PNG, JPG, GIF, SVG, etc. Can also use a URL that ends in a file extension.

The image displayed in the group's background.

Background Image Resize Mode

Select from list [cover, contain, stretch, repeat, center]. See the definitions of each setting below.

Define how the group's background image is displayed if the file and the group component have different dimensions/aspect ratios.

Border Style

select from list [solid, dotted, dashed]

Style of text input's border.

Border Color

color

Color of text input's border.

Border Width

number in pixels

The width of the group's border is defined by a custom number of pixels.

Border Radius

number in pixels

The radius of the group's borderโ€™s corners is defined by a custom number of pixels.

Shadow Color

color

The group's shadow is the color selected.

Shadow Opacity

number between 0 and 100

The opacity of the group's shadow.

Shadow Radius

number in pixels

The radius of the group's shadowโ€™s corners is defined by a custom number of pixels.

Shadow Offset

number in pixels

How far the group's shadow should be offset, in height and width, is defined by a custom number of pixels.

Picture Resize Mode

  • Center: The image is displayed at its original size within the container, and it is centered both vertically and horizontally. This means that if the image is larger than the container, parts of it may extend beyond the container's edges.

  • Cover: The image is resized to completely cover the container while maintaining its aspect ratio. This mode ensures that the entire container is filled with the image, and any excess image parts are cropped if necessary. This can result in parts of the image being clipped.

  • Contain: The image is resized to fit entirely within the container while maintaining its aspect ratio. This mode ensures that the entire image is visible within the container, and it may result in empty space around the image if the container's aspect ratio differs from the image's aspect ratio.

  • Repeat: The image is tiled or repeated to fill the entire container, both horizontally and vertically. This mode is often used for creating patterns or backgrounds that seamlessly repeat across the container.

  • Stretch: The image is resized to fully cover the container without maintaining its original aspect ratio. This can distort the image and may result in an unnatural appearance, so it's generally not recommended for most scenarios.

Group Blocks

To access the blocks specific to the group component:

  1. On the Design tab, add a Group component to a screen.

  2. Navigate to the Blocks tab.

  3. In the component tree on the left, click the name of the group component.

  4. A drawer of group-specific blocks opens.

Properties

There are two types of property blocks: dark green "set" and light green "get" blocks. The specific blocks available vary according to the UI component.

The dark green set blocks allow you to change the component's properties using blocks. For example, if you don't want a group component to be enabled for a user until they've typed a set number of characters into a text input component, you can use the group's dark green set group's disabled status block.

The light green get blocks allow you to access the properties of a component (e.g. color, font, width, text, etc.).

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