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Learn how to use fixed padding to create content-aware layouts such as buttons, drop-downs, tool tips, or modal dialogs with ease.
Unlike responsive resize that acts when you resize an entire group, padding acts when you change the content within a group.
Goodbye to manual resizing and hello to flexibility and faster workflows!
Padding is the distance from the visual background to the edge of the content on each side identified by a stretched background.
XD automatically identifies a background when:
To precisely control the background size of an object through padding, follow these steps:
You can view the Padding option only if the background element of the layer structure is positioned last in the group and it overlaps other objects.
When you move or resize the content within a group or component, XD identifies the background, calculates the padding values, and updates them in the Property Inspector.
The updated values are maintained in the group or component and the background is automatically resized. When a group or component has no visual background, the padding value is set to 0.
Use any of the following options:
Components inherit the padding behavior from their master component. This means that the padding values set on the master component are synced across instances or states.
Padding override occurs when you:
If you delete a background, XD evaluates the group and automatically promotes the next potential layer as a background and updates the padding values. If there is no background layer, padding value is reset to 0.
Padding does not animate in Prototype mode when using Hover or Tap states within the design content.
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