Product changes

Anton van den Berg

Update - UI Builder drag and drop, performance improvements

Say what?! We've got some updates (and improvements) to the UI builder to report! 

The drag and drop feature is now overall more stable. We’ve improved the drop target that indicates where a component will be dropped (now you’ll see a blue line to show where the component will be placed), so you now see visual feedback about the parent component.

Drag and drop improvements in the page UI builder

You now will also see visual feedback about the drop target's parent component. This will look like a name indicator to show that a component will be dropped in a Container or Column, for example.

Some components will also include a “Place Content Here” placeholder to indicate that the component is not complete on its own, but needs an additional component to be finalized (for example, it might need to include an Alert). Affected components are page container, container, grid layout, accordion, panel, tab group and dynamic tiles.

And one last thing - we improved the page scrolling function overall, so dragging components up or down will feel much smoother now.

Improved Performance

There are also some general performance improvements to help you be even more productive. For one, you'll notice instant display of changes to component options in the preview. You can also now edit component options without experiencing lag, so you can keep using the UI while editing. 

HTML rendering performance in the UI Builder has also been generally improved.

The autosave feature now works at intervals of 5 seconds, too. 

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