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Stack Layout

The StackLayout is one of most commonly used layouts. It stacks its children in either horizontal or vertical orientation. The default orientation if Vertical. Position and size of views is based on the HeightRequest, WidthRequest, HorizontalOptions and VerticalOptions.

The following is a sample login page. We have gone and embedded the StackLayout in a ScrollView as well so that the user can scroll up when the keyboard hides the text fields :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ContentPage Padding="10" 
    <ScrollView Margin="0,20,0,0">
            <StackLayout Spacing="10">
              <Image Source="logo" WidthRequest="100" HeightRequest="100" />
              <Label Text="Peruzal Login" HorizontalOptions="Center" TextColor="Gray" />  
              <Entry Placeholder="Username" Keyboard="Email" />
              <Entry Placeholder="Password" IsPassword="true" />
              <StackLayout Orientation="Horizontal">
                    <Button Text="Login" HorizontalOptions="FillAndExpand" BackgroundColor="Orange" TextColor="White"/>
                    <Button Text="Register" HorizontalOptions="FillAndExpand" BackgroundColor="Gray" TextColor="White" />
            <Label Text="Terms and Conditions" TextColor="Gray" HorizontalOptions="Center" VerticalOptions="EndAndExpand" />

The demo shows the following sample screen on iOS.

Stack layout

In the above code we also embedded a StackLayout inside another StackLayout and changed the orientation to horizontal for the buttons.