Figma Support Forum

Moving auto layout items in instances

When I turned a list (for exemple) that I’ve created with auto layout into a component and then make an instance of this component it’s no longer possible to move the list items up and down. This means that every time I want to swop place of two list items I have to copy paste text inside the instance. This feels extremely old school and is time consuming.

Nor is it possible to or copy past to create a new item. To solve this I add more list items than necessary to the component and hide them. Then I can show them in the instance when I need more.

To sum it up: It would save a lot of time and effort if the instances would work like the way a a component or a non component auto layout do.

I know it bugs my collegues, but does anyone else experience this? Is anyone using a plugin or workaround to help solve this?

A post was merged into an existing topic: Fully Editable Component Instances