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[Layout Groups] How do I prevent them from overriding size of children?

Discussion in 'UGUI & TextMesh Pro' started by SweetBro, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. SweetBro

    SweetBro

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    I have a horizontal layout group, I don't want it to stretch it's children, only automatically place them horizontally one after another. Any suggestions on how to go about that?
     
  2. secondbreakfast

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    My first guess would be to try and set the stretch settings on the anchor for each child. Look at the example demo in the sticky thread. I has one scene where there are OK and Cancel buttons that are right justified using that layout.
     
  3. SweetBro

    SweetBro

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    Right so after finding the Ok/Cancel buttons you referred too and poking around a bit I figured it out.

    So in addition to having a layoutgroup, you also need to add the Layout Element component which has some values you can adjust. Changing Flexible Width/Height to 0, will allow you to give every element in the group a fixed height/width using min/preferred height/width.

    EDIT: Actually I lied, this only changes they dimensions of the actual layout not the content within. Still gonna continue searching for a solution

    EDIT2: Okay, so what you actually have to do is instead of adding Layout Element to the group, you actually have to add it to the individual elements within the group.
     
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  4. WallHackJack

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    Thank you sweet boy... but boy oh boy did I have a tough time finding this one.

    Adding some key words here for SEO.

    Layout group prevents child resize
    Can't resize child of layout group
    Layout group child size locked
     
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