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How to define a layout component that can contain other instances/frames?

Hi,

I am designing a dashboard, and I wonder if I can reuse my layout component, which has a sidebar, header, and a frame for content.

On every page, I’m gonna use the same layout instance. But I can’t drop a new instance into the content frame unless I detach the layout instance.

Where am I wrong?

There is no way to do that in Figma, so you shouldn’t turn whole screens into components. Vote for this idea and feel free to write your use-case/ideas there as well: Fully Editable Component Instances