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Layout of containers and child containers

Hello community,

 

I have a middle row horizontal container (contMiddleRow_Template) with three child containers inside (Img 1). The left child vertical container (contLeftMiddleRow_Template), a center vertical container (contCenterMiddleRow_Template) and another vertical container (contRightMiddleRow_Template). The screen looks fine in design mode but when I play it or preview the middle row shrinks (vertically) and does not expand to show all its contents. what could be the issue? 

 

NOTE: 'Scale to Fit" is off.  All containers are set to 'Flexible Height '

 

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Any ideas?

 

dgray304

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The issue you are experiencing with the middle row container shrinking in play mode, despite being set to ‘Flexible Height’, could be due to several factors.

 

Here are some potential causes and solutions:

 

  1. Child Control Settings: Ensure that all child controls within the containers also have their height properties set to be flexible or relative to the parent container. If any control has a fixed height, it might cause the container not to expand as expected.
  2. Container Configuration: Check the configuration of your containers. The containers should be set to stretch and fill the available space. You can set the Align property of the containers to Stretch to ensure they expand to fill the parent container.
  3. Parent Container Settings: The parent container’s height might be restricting the child containers. Make sure the parent container is also configured to expand based on the content or screen size.
  4. App Width and Height: In play mode, the app’s width and height parameters are variable and can affect the layout. Ensure that the width and height of the containers are set relative to the Parent.Width and Parent.Height.
  5. Nested Containers: If you’re using nested containers, there might be an inherit bug that affects the height matching in play mode. Placing everything as a child of a root container might fix the issue, but this can make the layout more difficult to manage.
  6. Responsive Design Considerations: When designing responsive Power Apps, dynamic values for X, Y, Width, and Height are essential. Hardcoded values can cause issues with responsiveness.
  7. Gallery Size within Container: If you’re using a gallery within the container, removing all controls from within the gallery and setting the height to Parent.Height can resolve size issues. Also, switching the vertical align to center and back to top might help.

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The issue you are experiencing with the middle row container shrinking in play mode, despite being set to ‘Flexible Height’, could be due to several factors.

 

Here are some potential causes and solutions:

 

  1. Child Control Settings: Ensure that all child controls within the containers also have their height properties set to be flexible or relative to the parent container. If any control has a fixed height, it might cause the container not to expand as expected.
  2. Container Configuration: Check the configuration of your containers. The containers should be set to stretch and fill the available space. You can set the Align property of the containers to Stretch to ensure they expand to fill the parent container.
  3. Parent Container Settings: The parent container’s height might be restricting the child containers. Make sure the parent container is also configured to expand based on the content or screen size.
  4. App Width and Height: In play mode, the app’s width and height parameters are variable and can affect the layout. Ensure that the width and height of the containers are set relative to the Parent.Width and Parent.Height.
  5. Nested Containers: If you’re using nested containers, there might be an inherit bug that affects the height matching in play mode. Placing everything as a child of a root container might fix the issue, but this can make the layout more difficult to manage.
  6. Responsive Design Considerations: When designing responsive Power Apps, dynamic values for X, Y, Width, and Height are essential. Hardcoded values can cause issues with responsiveness.
  7. Gallery Size within Container: If you’re using a gallery within the container, removing all controls from within the gallery and setting the height to Parent.Height can resolve size issues. Also, switching the vertical align to center and back to top might help.

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