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Class GridLayout

Hierarchy

This simple layout places all of the Parts in a grid-like arrangement, ordered, spaced apart, and wrapping as needed. It ignores any Links connecting the Nodes being laid out. There are many samples that use GridLayout. Every Palette uses a GridLayout by default.

If you want to experiment interactively with most of the properties, try the Grid Layout sample. See samples that make use of GridLayout in the samples index.

By default this layout will sort all of the Parts alphabetically (comparing Part.text values, respecting case) and position them left-to-right, separated by spacing.width, until they do not fit in the current row. At that time it starts a new row, separated from the previous row by spacing.height. There is a uniform cell size equal to the maximum Part width (plus spacing width) and the maximum part height (plus spacing height). At least one part is placed in each row, even if the part by itself is wider than the wrapping width.

You can specify values for the cellSize width and height. If a part is wider than the cell size, it spans more than one cell in the row. You can also specify a value for the wrappingWidth, which will be used instead of the diagram's viewport width, to control when each row is considered "full". The value of Layout.isViewportSized will be true when the value of wrappingWidth is NaN. This causes the layout to be performed again automatically as the viewport changes size.

You can also set wrappingColumn to limit the number of items in each row. Both the wrappingWidth and the wrappingColumn are respected when deciding when to wrap to the next row.

This layout is sufficiently simple that it does not use a LayoutNetwork.

Index

Constructors

constructor

Properties

alignment : EnumValue

arrangement : EnumValue

cellSize : Size

  • Gets or sets the minimum part size by which each part is positioned in the grid.

    The default value is NaN x NaN. The units are in document coordinates.

    When the cell size is smaller than a part, the part will occupy more than one cell. This allows parts to be positioned closer to each other, but then variations in part sizes may cause them not to be aligned in perfect rows or columns.

comparer : function(a: Part, b: Part): number

  • Gets or sets the comparison function used to sort the parts.

    The default value is a case-insensitive alphabetic comparison using the Part.text property of each part.

      $(go.GridLayout,
        {
          sorting: go.GridLayout.Ascending,
          comparer: function(pa, pb) {
            var da = pa.data;
            var db = pb.data;
            if (da.someProperty < db.someProperty) return -1;
            if (da.someProperty > db.someProperty) return 1;
            return 0;
          }
        }
      )
    

sorting : EnumValue

spacing : Size

  • Gets or sets the minimum horizontal and vertical space between parts.

    The default value is 10 x 10. The units are in document coordinates.

wrappingColumn : number

  • Gets or sets the maximum number of columns.

    The default is NaN, meaning not to limit the number of columns. 1 is a common value to produce a single column of parts.

wrappingWidth : number

  • Gets or sets the wrapping width.

    The default is NaN, meaning to use the width of the diagram's panel's viewport. Must be a value greater than 0.

Methods

Override doLayout

Constants

Static Ascending : EnumValue

Lay out each child according to the sort order given by GridLayout.comparer This value is used for GridLayout.sorting.

Static Descending : EnumValue

Lay out each child in reverse sort order given by GridLayout.comparer This value is used for GridLayout.sorting.

Static Forward : EnumValue

Lay out each child in the order in which they were found; This value is used for GridLayout.sorting.

Static LeftToRight : EnumValue

Fill each row from left to right; This value is used for GridLayout.arrangement.

Static Location : EnumValue

Position the part's Part.location at a grid point; This value is used for GridLayout.alignment.

Static Position : EnumValue

Position the top-left corner of each part at a grid point; This value is used for GridLayout.alignment.

Static Reverse : EnumValue

Lay out each child in reverse order from which they were found; This value is used for GridLayout.sorting.

Static RightToLeft : EnumValue

Fill each row from right to left; This value is used for GridLayout.arrangement.