Layouts are used to calculate and assign widget positions.
The Layout class itself cannot be used directly. You should use one of the concrete layout classes:
- Anchor layout : kivy.uix.anchorlayout.AnchorLayout
- Box layout : kivy.uix.boxlayout.BoxLayout
- Float layout : kivy.uix.floatlayout.FloatLayout
- Grid layout : kivy.uix.gridlayout.GridLayout
- Stack layout : kivy.uix.stacklayout.StackLayout
Understanding the size_hint Property in Widget¶
The size_hint is a tuple of values used by layouts to manage the sizes of their children. It indicates the size relative to the layout’s size instead of an absolute size (in pixels/points/cm/etc). The format is:
widget.size_hint = (width_percent, height_percent)
The percent is specified as a floating point number in the range 0-1. For example, 0.5 is 50%, 1 is 100%.
If you want a widget’s width to be half of the parent’s width and the height to be identical to the parent’s height, you would do:
widget.size_hint = (0.5, 1.0)
If you don’t want to use a size_hint for either the width or height, set the value to None. For example, to make a widget that is 250px wide and 30% of the parent’s height, do:
widget.size_hint = (None, 0.3) widget.width = 250
Changed in version 1.4.1: The reposition_child internal method (made public by mistake) has been removed.
- class kivy.uix.layout.Layout(**kwargs)¶
Layout interface class, used to implement every layout. See module documentation for more information.
This function is called when a layout is needed by a trigger. If you are writing a new Layout subclass, don’t call this function directly but use _trigger_layout() instead.
New in version 1.0.8.