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OutSystems

Placeholder Widget

Reserves space in your block to be filled when the block is used.

Properties

Name Description Mandatory Default value Observations
Name Identifies an element in the scope where it is defined, like a screen, action, or module. Yes
Description Text documenting the widget. Useful for documentation purpose.
The maximum size of this property is 2000 characters.
Align Specifies the horizontal alignment of the widgets inside this widget. Yes
Is Ajax Refreshed Read-only property informing if the placeholder, or one of its containers, is refreshed by an Ajax Refresh. Yes No This is useful to understand the placeholders design in the web block regarding refreshing their content.
Layout
Width Width of the widget in columns. Other accepted units are pixels(px), points(pt), or percentage(%). Overrides the style sheet definition.
Min. Height Minimum height of the widget in pixels. Other accepted units are points(pt) or percentage(%).
Margin Top Top margin of the widget in pixels. Other accepted units are points(pt) or percentage(%). Overrides the style sheet definition.
Margin Left Left margin of the widget in columns. Other accepted units are pixels(px), points(pt), or percentage(%). Overrides the style sheet definition.
Style Classes Specifies one or more style classes to apply to the widget. Separate multiple values with spaces.
Extended Properties
Property Name of an attribute to add to the HTML translation for this element. You can pick a property from the drop-down list or type a free text. The name of the property will not be validated by the platform.

Duplicated properties are not allowed. Spaces, " or ' are also not allowed.
Value Value of the attribute. You can type the value directly or write expressions using the Expression Editor.

If the Value is empty, the corresponding HTML tag is created as property="property". For example, the nowrap property does not require a value, therefore nowrap="nowrap" is added.

Runtime Properties

Name Description Read Only Type Observations
Id Identifies the widget instance at runtime (HTML 'id' attribute). You can use it in JavaScript and Extended Properties. Yes Text
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