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Floating Panels in Angular Dashboard Layout component

24 May 2022 / 2 minutes to read

The floating functionality of the component allows you to effectively use the entire layout for the panel’s placement. If the floating functionality is enabled, the panels within the layout get floated upwards automatically to occupy the empty cells available in previous rows. This functionality can be enabled or disabled using the allowFloating property of the component.

The following sample demonstrates how to enable or disable the floating of panels in the DashboardLayout component.

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import { Component, ViewChild, ViewEncapsulation } from '@angular/core';
import { DashboardLayoutComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-layouts';
import { ButtonComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';

    selector: 'app-root',
    styleUrls: ['app/default-style.css'],
    templateUrl: 'app/app.template.html',
    encapsulation: ViewEncapsulation.None
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild('defaultLayout') dashboard: DashboardLayoutComponent;
    @ViewChild('toggleBtn') toggleBtn: ButtonComponent;
    public cellSpacing: any = [10, 10];
    public allowFloating: boolean = false;
    public cellAspectRatio: number = 100/75;
    public panels: any = [
    {'sizeX': 2, 'sizeY': 2, 'row': 1, 'col': 0, content:'<div class="content">0</div>'},
    {'sizeX': 2, 'sizeY': 2, 'row': 2, 'col': 2, content:'<div class="content">1</div>'},
    {'sizeX': 2, 'sizeY': 2, 'row': 3, 'col': 4, content:'<div class="content">2</div>'}

    btnClick() {
        if (this.toggleBtn.content == "Disable Floating and Reset") {
            this.toggleBtn.content = 'Enable Floating';
            this.dashboard.allowFloating = false;
            this.dashboard.panels = this.panels;
        } else {
            this.toggleBtn.content = 'Disable Floating and Reset';
            this.dashboard.allowFloating = true;
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<div class="control-section">
    <div class="inline" id="control">
        <ejs-dashboardlayout id='dashboard_default' #defaultLayout [columns]='6' [cellSpacing]='cellSpacing'
            [panels]='panels' [allowFloating]='allowFloating' [cellAspectRatio]='cellAspectRatio'>
    <div class="inline" id="properties">
        <button ejs-button id='toggle' #toggleBtn cssClass="e-flat e-primary e-outline" [isToggle]="true" (click)='btnClick($event)' content="Enable Floating"></button>
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import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
// import the DashboardLayoutModule for the Dashboard Layout component
import { DashboardLayoutModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-layouts';
import { ButtonModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

 * Module
    //declaration of ej2-angular-layouts module into NgModule
    imports: [BrowserModule, DashboardLayoutModule, ButtonModule],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }
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import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

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#container {
    margin: 0 auto;
    width: 600px;
  #dashboard_default .e-panel .e-panel-container .content {
    vertical-align: middle;
    font-weight: 600;
    font-size: 20px;
    text-align: center;
    line-height: 90px;
  div#properties {
    width: 205px;
    margin-left: 15px;
    padding: 15px;
    position: absolute;
  .inline {
    display: inline-block;
  div#control {
    width: 500px;

You can refer to our Angular Dashboard Layout feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our Angular Dashboard Layout example to knows how to present and manipulate data.