Skip to main content






Applies only to Mobile Apps and Reactive Web Apps




  • Edit
    Collaborate with us
    Edit this page on GitHub
  • You can use the Animate UI Pattern to create animations within your app. This UI pattern allows you to emphasize elements as they appear on screen which enhances the overall usability of the app.

    How to use the Animate UI Pattern

    1. In Service Studio, in the Toolbox, search for Animate.

      The Animate widget is displayed.

    2. From the Toolbox, drag the Animate widget into the Main Content area of your application's screen.

      By default, the Animate widget contains a Content placeholder.

    3. Add the content you want to animate to the Content placeholder.

      In this example, we add an image by dragging the Image widget into the Content placeholder, and on the Properties tab, from the Image dropdown, selecting image from the sample OutSystems UI images.

    4. Select the Animate widget, and on the Properties tab, set the relevant properties, for example, where you want the animation to enter the screen and at what speed.

    After following these steps and publishing the module, you can test the pattern in your app.


    Property Description
    AnimationType (AnimationType Identifier): Mandatory Set how the animation enters the screen.

    The following are the available options:

    • BottomToTop
    • Bounce
    • FadeIn
    • LeftToRight
    • RightToLeft
    • Scale
    • ScaleDown
    • Spinner
    • TopToBottom


    • Entities.AnimationType.BottomToTop - Enters from the bottom of the screen to the top of the screen.
    • Entities.AnimationType.Bounce - Bounces onto the screen.
    Delay (Integer): Optional Time to wait before animation starts (in milliseconds). The default value is 0.
    Speed (Speed Identifier): Optional Animation duration. Fast, normal, and slow are the predefined speeds available for the animation.
    ExtendedClass (Text): Optional Add custom style classes to the Animate UI Pattern. You define your custom style classes in your application using CSS.


    • Blank - No custom styles are added (default value).
    • "myclass" - Adds the myclass style to the Animate UI styles being applied.
    • "myclass1" "myclass2" - Adds the myclass1 and myclass2 styles to the Animate UI styles being applied.
    • Was this article helpful?