Absolute Layout Container


Container for explicitly positioning controls.

Adding and Aligning Controls in an Absolute Layout Container

The Absolute Layout Container allows you to use a 'what you see is what you get' type editor when adding and arranging controls inside a component.

Placing Multiple AbsoluteLayout Containers Inside a Tab Control

Placing multiple AbsoluteLayout Containers inside Tab Pane containers is an easy way to break up a long documents or forms into more manageable sized parts.

Using Absolute Layout Containers in Responsive Design

For mobile applications it can be useful to have an absolute layout container that has one layout when held vertically, in "portrait" mode, and another design when held horizontally, in "landscape" mode.

Using Background Images in an Absolute Layout Container

Using the absolute layout container in conjunction with images presents some powerful options for structuring the user interface of an application.

Using Customized Radio Buttons in an Absolute Layout Container

Radio-buttons can be used when there is a need to limit the users of an application to selecting one choice from a number of options. When using radio-buttons inside an absolute layout container, the button choices displayed inside to radio-button control can be customized to appear as individual checkboxes.

Controls inside an AbsoluteLayout container can be explicitly positioned relative to the top left corner of the container.

Normally, controls in a UX component flow from left-to-right, top-to-bottom and are laid out automatically. Controls inside an AbsoluteLayout container are positioned explicit x, y coordinates.

You can display a bitmap image as the background for an AbsoluteLayout container. A typical use case for the AbsoluteLayout container is to display a bitmap image of a form and place controls - text boxes, checkboxes, etc - over the form's fields in the image.