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field type - spacer [2016/09/14 14:19] (current)
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 +====== Spacer ======
 +The spacer is not a traditional field, as it has no value or settings. ​ It's existence is not saved anywhere except for the [[Builder Body#Page Grid|page grid]] on which it is placed. ​ Its purpose is to create an empty space between two columns. ​ The width can be adjusted as with any other component on the grid.  When building your application and the mouse is hovering over the field or the [[Presentation Layer|presentation layer]] is active, the spacer will appear as a box with a dashed-line border and the word "​Spacer"​ appearing in the center. ​ Otherwise, it will appear as empty space.
  
 +//This feature will be available in an upcoming Platform Version.//
 +===== How To Create =====
 +This field can only be created by being dropped onto the grid from the left toolbar. ​ It can never be part of a table'​s records.
 +  - Click the "​Fields"​ button in the left corner to expand the list of fields available. ​ {{ :​expand_fields.png?​nolink&​200 |}}
 +  - Click on “Spacer”,​ holding the mouse button down and dragging the filter field onto the page, releasing over the grey shadow where the field will be placed. ​ {{ :​spacer_drop.png?​nolink&​200 |}}
 +  - A spacer field will appear in the specified location as either empty space or the dashed-line box.  There is no icon present to access settings, but you may still move and delete the field as normal. ​ {{ :​spacer_display.png?​nolink&​200 |}}
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 +===== Spacers as a Row =====
 +There can never exist a row on the page grid that only contains spacer fields as columns. ​ Below are the scenarios in which this may occur and the corrective actions that will be automatically taken.
 +  * Creating a spacer field into a new row: the spacer field will not be created
 +  * Moving a spacer field into a new row: the move will be cancelled and the spacer will stay in its original location
 +  * Moving a field out of a row, leaving it with only spacer fields as columns: the row and its spacer fields will be deleted
 +  * Deleting a field from a row, leaving it with only spacer fields as columns: the row and its spacer fields will be deleted
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