4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2014 1:05 PM by jlamprecht

    Layout on iPad Mini


      I may not have had read / experience widely enough yet


      I am using FMPA 13 and working on a layout (header, body, footer) using the built-in stencil for iPad portrait. The theme is Enlighten Touch. All fit within the buondary (organe line) for this layout.


      On the footer are three buttons, and have their auto sizing adjusted to left bottom for the two left most buttons, and auto size to right bottom for the extreme right button.


      When launched on iPad mini (portrait), the layout occupy the entire screen (that is what I want), the three buttons drop the the bottom (good) but the footer occupy larger than its "usual" size.


      Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 9.46.30.png

      However, on landscape, it seems perfect.


      Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 9.49.38.png


      I must have overlooked something.

        • 1. Re: Layout on iPad Mini

          I can think of two things that could be going on here.


          Firstly, make absolutely sure you have the buttons on the bottom orange border for portrait mode on the iPad.


          Secondly, in combination with the first item, if you don't have any anchors set up in the Body of your layout, the Body will not exapnd vertically. Only the footer will. This will cause your footer to expand like you have shown in the first image.


          I hope this helps. Also, if you want me to take a look in your solution, feel free to post it here and I can dive in.



          • 2. Re: Layout on iPad Mini

            (Apology for my late response)



            Reduce the size of the button so that it can fit within the footer = Fail

            Move all the buttons to the body and leave nothing inside the footer = SUCCESS (mean the footer height is not exploded)

            Move button one at a time back to the footer = SUCCESS except the last button (extreme right, which is also the exit button)

            Also remove the background image on the body = Fail

            Duplicate the third button to make the fourth button = OK (see further below which is a Fail)

            Since all four button and footer looks perfect, so I put back the background image on the body = FAIL (mean the footer exploded in height again)

            Remove picture = Fail (strange, these four button works just 2 steps above)

            Move the last button out to the body area = Ok





            As you can see that there is no fix pattern for failure. I also tried putting the button on the header, and the header height exploded. The button is a simple button which simple close current window.


            I have no permanent solution to this, so I place the exit button in the body area so I can move on to develop the rest of the system.

            • 3. Re: Layout on iPad Mini
              Stephen Huston

              Try not setting any of the objects in the footer to be anchored to the bottom. That will keep the footer from expanding.


              Then anchor the lowest object in the body to the bottom, which will cause the body, rather than the footer, to expand, still keeping the footer below it.

              • 4. Re: Layout on iPad Mini

                This is what I really was getting at. Thanks, Stephen.