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    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.

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

    3. Add the content you want to animate to Animate widget.

      In this example, we add an image by dragging the Image widget into Animate widget and selecting an 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 and leave the screen and at what speed.

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


    Property Description
    EnterAnimation (EnterAnimation Identifier): Optional Set how the animation enters the screen.

    • EnterBottom
    • EnterFade (default)
    • EnterLeft
    • EnterRight
    • EnterScale
    • EnterTop


    • Entities.EnterAnimation.EnterLeft - Enters from the left of the screen
    • Entities.EnterAnimation.EnterTop - Enters from the top of the screen
    LeaveAnimation (LeaveAnimation Identifier): Optional Set how the animation leaves the screen. The predefined options available are:

    • LeaveBottom
    • LeaveFade (default)
    • LeaveLeft
    • LeaveRight
    • LeaveScale
    • LeaveTop


    • Entities.LeaveAnimation.LeaveBottom - Leaves from the bottom of the screen
    • Entities.LeaveAnimation.LeaveRight - Leaves from the right of the screen
    Speed (Speed Identifier): Optional Animation duration. Fast, normal, and slow are the predefined speeds available for the animation.
    Delay (Integer): Optional Time to wait before animation starts (in milliseconds). The default value is 0.
    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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