Laying Out a Control

Controls can start using layout features as soon as they are dropped. A Table Layout will be created as required. In Figure 4, some fields have been dropped on to a Web page. The IDE has automatically lined them up, but the page has no layout manager and the fields themselves have no layout information attached as can be seen in the ribbon. The Row, Column, Alignment, Size and Flow properties are still unspecified.

Figure 5 – Top right and flow down

In Figure 5, the same set of fields have been positioned top right and now flow down the page.  This was achieved simply by selecting the Alignment and the Flow. There was no need to actually create a layout first.