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Applies only to Mobile Apps and Reactive Web Apps
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  • You can use the Section UI Pattern to organize on-screen content into different sections. This pattern can also be used with the Section Index UI Pattern to create anchors for each section.

    How to use the Section UI Pattern

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

      The Section widget is displayed.

      If the UI widget does not display, it may be because you used a ready-made app, which deletes unused widgets from the module. To make additional widgets available in your app:

      a. Go to Module > Manage dependencies.

      b. Search for and select the relevant Producer, for example OutSystemsUI. Ensure Show All is selected.

      c. On the Public elements for the selected Producer displayed on the right, ensure Show All is selected.

      d. Search for and select the element you want to add, and click Apply.

      e. In Service Studio, in the Toolbox, search for the widget again.

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

      By default, the Section widget contains Title and Content placeholders.

    3. Add your content to the placeholders.

      In this example, we add a title to the Title placeholder as well as text and a button to the Content placeholder. We also set the button to redirect the user to a new page when clicked.

    4. On the Properties tab, you can customize the Section's look and feel by setting any of the (optional) properties.

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


    Property Description
    UsePadding (Boolean): Optional If set to True, padding is applied to the content area. This is the default value. If set to False, the content area has no padding.
    ExtendedClass (Text): Optional Adds custom style classes to the 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 UI styles being applied.
    • "myclass1 myclass2" - Adds the myclass1 and myclass2 styles to the UI styles being applied.
    You can also use the classes available on the OutSystems UI. For more information, see the OutSystems UI Live Style Guide.
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