Introduction to Components

Add and configure new components to enhance your app's functionality.

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Components are ‘blocks’ that you can add on the details pages of your list items. You can add and edit components on the right panel of Glide, whenever you're viewing an individual list item in your app.

Adding components

To add a component, navigate to the details page of a list item in your app and click the add component button in the top right. Once you've chosen the component you want to add, it will appear at the bottom of your list of components. You can reorder your components by clicking & dragging them up and down in the right panel.

Components & Properties

Some components are very simple, like the Separator component which is just a line that separates components from each other.

However, most components have numerous properties that you need to bind to data in your Google Sheet for them to work.

In the example below, the Title component is creating the big header image at the top of our app. We can see that it contains three different properties which we have connected to columns in our sheet: Title Details and Image.

When you add new columns in Glide, it will offer to add new components for you based on the data that it finds there. However, you can turn off these suggestions and just build your app manually.

Deleting & duplicating components

When you delete components, they don't affect the data in your sheet. If you accidentally delete a component you can hit Command Z (Mac) or Control Z (PC) to bring it back. This also works for many of the other actions you take whilst building your app.

To duplicate a component, just click the duplicate icon. Bear in mind this will result in multiple components being connected to the same column - which in some circumstances could cause issues for your data.