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Screen
When building apps on Thunkable, Screens function like blank pages in a book. They allow you to display different components and information.

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Appearance and Layout

Space Elements Horizontally

The Horizontal Alignment property allows you to space elements in a Screen horizontally
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Space Elements Vertically

The Vertical Alignment property allows you to space elements in a Screen vertically

Add a Background Color or Picture

Property
Description
Background Color
Default (none). Select any color using the color picker, RGBA or HEX value
Background Picture
You can upload a background image to your app or reference an image url e.g.beaver-yellow.png

Background Picture Resize Mode

This determines how to resize the image when the frame doesn't match the raw image dimensions.
  • Cover: Fills the entire screen without changing the height and width ratio of the image
  • Contain: The entire image will be scaled down to fit inside the screen, without changing the height and width ratio of the image
  • Stretch: The image's height will change to fill the screen length-wise
  • Repeat: Repeat the image to cover the screen. The image's height and width ratio
    will not change
  • Center: Positions the image in the middle of the frame

Enable Scrolling

Property
Description
Scrollable
Default (false). Indicates whether the screen is scrollable. For scrollable to work, the components in your screen must have heights either set in absolute pixels or set to fit contents

Set Orientation

Property
Description
Screen Orientation
Default (all). You can fix the screen orientation to portrait and landscape

Status Bar

Hide (or show) Status Bar

Property
Description
Show StatusBar
Default (true). If set to false, hides the top status bar

Status Bar Theme

Property
Description
StatusBar Style
Choose between default , light-content or dark-content to set the theme or style of the status bar

Status Bar Opacity

Please Note: The Translucent StatusBar property will only work on Android devices at this time.
Property
Description
Translucent StatusBar
Default (false). Set to true to make the Status Bar translucent. Android-only.

Status Bar Color

Please Note: The StatusBar Colorproperty will only work on Android devices at this time.
Property
Description
StatusBar Color
Default (0,0,0,0.53). Select any color using the color picker, RGBA or HEX value. Android-only.

Save Screen

Thunkable allows you to reuse a screen, and its associated blocks, in multiple projects with the "Save to My Screens" feature. You can find the save screen button at the top of the properties for every screen component in your app.

Name Your Screen

It's important that when you save your screen you use a descriptive and memorable name that describes what your screen does. The example below is for a sign in screen, which is something that often get reused across multiple projects.

Add a New Screen

Once you've saved a screen, any time you click the + button to add a new screen you will be given the option to add a blank screen or to "Copy from My Screens".

Choose a Saved Screen

Simply choose the screen that you want to add in and click the "Copy" button to proceed.

Screen Blocks

when Screen1 Starts

Event
Description
Starts
Fires when the Screen is first opened

when Screen1 Opens

Event
Description
Opens
Fires anytime the Screen is opened

when Screen1 BackButtonPressed

Event
Description
BackButtonPressed
Fires when the physical or on-screen back button is pressed. (Android only)

in Screen1 call ToggleDrawerMenu

Function
Description
ToggleDrawerMenu
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