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In different devices and even in the same device you may want to use different designs. For example:

  • In a Tablet, you may want to use one design and in a Phone, you may want to use another design.
  • In an Android device, you may want to use one design and a different design when using an Apple device, even though they have the same screen size.
  • In the same device, you may want to use one design in Portrait mode and another one in Landscape mode.
  • In the same device, you may want to use one design if you are editing an entity and another one if you are viewing it.


Generators: Android, Angular, Apple.

Multiple Layouts

GeneXus allows having more than one design per Panel. For this, it allows designing in each Panel different layouts that vary by Platform; that is, varying by Operating System (OS), Device Kind,  size, OS version, and orientation. When creating a Panel object, a default layout is created to be used for  Any Platform, Any Size, Any Version, and Any Orientation.

Add Layout - u10

By pressing the "Add Layout" button, you can create new designs.

Layout Type - Any Platform

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As you can see in the above images, the select the layout type option allows you to choose the platform, the device kind, etc. so that you can define the layout design for that combination. 

Also, you can use the select a template layout option to initialize the new layout design with the design of a previously created layout.

When pressing the click here link, the new layout design will be created with the selected type / based on the selected template.

Then, in the bottom left corner of the Panel Layout section, you can select each layout to design it.

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Layouts by Mode (in WorkWithDevices Detail)

In the Work With Devices Detail Layout, in addition to the platform, size and orientation, you can also define different layouts designs depending on the Mode (View and Edit):

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See Also

Native Mobile Applications Events
KB Platforms

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