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Position Blocks on a View

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 05:03PM EST

Positioning Blocks on a view

 

Layouts

Block are always positioned on a View using a Layout.
Layout essentially differ by how they present Blocks on a View.

A Layout is a 'Container' that holds the Blocks together.
 

Tip: You don't need to learn about Layouts in detail: 
Selecting Canvas Layout will let you add Blocks anywhere on your view. 



There are 3 core Layouts


Canvas    Position Blocks at a specific position. Using Canvas.





Stack    Automatically stack blocks vertically or horizontally. Using Stack.





Reveal     Create a Burger type experience where a menu slides across. Using Reveal for the News app.





Choosing a Layout
When you create a new View EachScape will ask you to select one of the 3 core layouts:

 


Layouts within Layouts

Layout are the basis of any View: You can have also have Layouts within Layouts.

A Layout can contain an infinite number of Layouts.
Layouts within Layouts allow the development of any sort of sophisticated UI.

To bring a new Layout within a View or within another Layout select Layout in the Component Selector:



Select a Layout

Drag & drop that Layout within the selected Layout on the View Layout. 

 

When you drop a Layout on a 'empty' View you are always dropping that Layout within the Layout already on the View

 

Learn More

- Using Canvas Layout



 

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