The app canvas is the main area of the app editor. It displays the app components and allows you to configure them. You can move and resize components and lock them to prevent them from being moved or resized by another component.
The apps are defined by two layouts:
Desktop. The layout can be toggled from the toolbar. Layouts are independent and can be configured separately.
The header has the following elements:
- Reload Button: a reload button to manually reload the runnables that are triggerd on app load or refresh. It excludes the runnables that are triggered by click events for example.
- Schedule Button: a schedule button to schedule the app to reload periodically.
- Hide bar on view: When enabled, the app bar will be hidden when the app is viewed.
- Author: The scripts will be run on behalf of the author and a tight policy ensure security about the possible inputs of the runnables.
Components can be selected by clicking on them. The selected component will be highlighted with a indigo border. When hovering a component, a blue border will be displayed around the component.
You can also select multiple components by clicking on the
Shift key and clicking on the components you want to select.
Components can be positioned by dragging and dropping them on the canvas. You can also move components by clicking on the move handler on the top-right corner of the component.
Components can be resized by dragging the resize handler on the top-right corner of the component.
Lock the position of a component
A locked component can't be moved or resized by another component. It can still be moved or resized by the user.
You can lock a component by clicking on the lock button on the top-right corner of the component.
Moving a component will move all unlocked components on its way.
Expand a component
Components can be expanded by clicking on the expand button on the top-right corner of the component. It will try to expand the component to take as much width as possible and at most 12 columns of height, taking into account the other components on the canvas.
Some components can be nested inside other components. For example, a
Button component can be nested inside a
Ctrl + C
|Copy selected components
Ctrl + V
|Paste copied components
Ctrl + X
|Cut selected components
|If no component is selected, select the first component of the canvas. If a container component is selected, select the first component inside the container.
|If the selected component is inside a container, select the parent. Otherwise, clear selection.
|Select the next available component from top to bottom and left to right. If the selected component has a parent with multiple subgrids and is the last one of the current subgrid, select the first component of the next subgrid.
|Select the previous available component from bottom to top and right to left. If the selected component has a parent with multiple subgrids and is the first one of the current subgrid, select the last component of the previous subgrid.
Selected component actions
All component have the following actions:
- Move handle
Some components have special actions:
Edit text directly on the canvas. Either click on the
Pen icon or double click on the text.
Conditional and invisible tabs components
Debug a tab by clicking on the arrow down button on the top-right corner of the component.