The panel is a container for grouping and displaying information. It can be collapsed to save space on the screen.
Use the panel if:
- You need to group or display information.
- You want to give users the option of hiding this information.
- You want to show additional information on demand (for example, a panel could show optional input fields for an advanced search).
If the width of the panel is set to 100% (default), the panel and its children are resized responsively, depending on its parent container.
- The panel control is a container for controls.
- The panel can have a solid or semi-transparent background.
- The panel always includes a header.
- An info toolbar can be added to the panel to show extra information.
There are two types of panels: fixed and expandable.
A panel consists of a title bar with a header text or header toolbar, an info toolbar (optional), and a content area.
The title inside the title bar can be added by using the “headerText” property. If you use the “headerToolbar” aggregation, the “headerText” property is ignored. With the “headerToolbar” aggregation, you can add a toolbar with any toolbar content inside the title bar. For example, if you need a title text on the left and some action buttons on the right, add a title to the toolbar’s content aggregation, toolbar spacer, and then your buttons.
Behavior and Interaction
- When the panel is expandable, an arrow icon (pointing to the right) appears in front of the header. Click or tap this icon to expand the panel.
- When the animation is activated, expand/collapse uses a smooth animation to open or close the content area.
- When the panel expands, the arrow icon rotates 90 degrees clockwise.
- When the panel collapses, the arrow icon rotates 90 degrees counterclockwise.
- The buttons in the header are separately clickable/touchable.
Overflow Scrolling (Content Area)
- When the height uses the default property “auto”, the height of the content area is automatically adjusted to match the height of its content.
- When the height of the panel is set to a fixed size, the content area can be scrolled through.
- This property is used to set the background color of the panel.
- Depending on the theme, you can change the state of the background from Solid through Translucent to Transparent.
- The default value is Translucent.
The panel is translucent by default to match the background of the corresponding list, form, table, and so on. These controls also have solid, translucent, and transparent background properties, so it makes sense to give the panel the same type of properties.
Example: In a dialog box with a form-style layout, the background color can be set to transparent so that the input fields in the panel stand out against the background.
Example: A panel with a transparent background used in a table personalization dialog box.
Example: A panel with transparent background properties, used in a value help dialog box.
- Nesting two or more panels is not recommended.
- Do not stack too many panels on one page.
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