Views

Monday Hero can automatically understand the views, and convert design to Swift/Kotlin code.

A view expresses a single item on the user interface. It could be a shape like a rectangle, a control item such as a button, an input text field, or an image. A view is a defined specific area on the screen which can be configured to respond to touch events, or it can be used for enriching the user experience.

Monday Hero names rectangles and ovals on the design as Views. However, it's also possible to convert views into components like buttons or create Custom Views to group elements on the page like below:

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Custom Views and a Button

Automatically Detected Views

On any design, rectangles and ovals are automatically detected as Views on Monday Hero. It's possible to use them as Views or convert them into components like buttons or create Custom Views to group them.

As can be seen below, the Follow button has designed with a blue rectangle and text. Monday Hero automatically detected that the blue rectangle/background is a View and the text is a Label.

A View example.

The code will be generated like below and constraints are defined in the Storyboard file.

iOS
Android
iOS
import UIKit
​
class ProfilePageViewController: UIViewController {
// MARK: - Properties
@IBOutlet private weak var rectangleView: UIView!
​
override func viewDidLoad() {
super.viewDidLoad()
setupViews()
setupLayout()
}
}
​
extension ProfilePageViewController {
private func setupViews() {
​
rectangleView.layer.cornerRadius = 6
rectangleView.layer.masksToBounds = true
rectangleView.backgroundColor = UIColor.cloudBlue
​
}
​
private func setupLayout() {
//Constraints are defined in Storyboard file.
}
}
Android
<!--activity_profile_page.xml-->
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
tools:context=".ProfilePageActivity"
android:background="?attr/daisy">
<View
android:id="@+id/containerView"
android:layout_width="78dp"
android:layout_height="26dp"
android:background="@drawable/baseview_background_drawable"
android:layout_marginEnd="56dp"
android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
android:layout_marginBottom="37dp"
app:layout_constraintStart_toEndOf="@+id/profilPictureImageView"
app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/nolanAlexTextView"
app:layout_constraintBottom_toTopOf="@+id/alexanderNolanTextView"/>
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>
<!--Drawables/containerview_background_drawable.xml-->
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
<item>
<shape android:shape="rectangle">
<solid android:color="?attr/cerulean"/>
<corners android:radius="6dp"/>
</shape>
</item>
</selector>

Custom Views

In order to group elements on the page and reuse them on other pages, it's possible to create custom components. Here is how to do it:

Creating a Custom View

When it's done, you can see it on the components menu and you can get both pure and xib code in iOS:

Resuable View Code

The code will be generated like below:

iOS
iOS
import UIKit
​
class FormItemView: UIView {
// MARK: - ContentView
@IBOutlet weak var view: UIView!
​
// MARK: - Properties
@IBOutlet private weak var usernameLabel: UILabel!
@IBOutlet private weak var emailTextField: FormTextField!
​
// MARK: - Initializers
override init(frame: CGRect) {
super.init(frame: frame)
initialize()
}
​
required init?(coder aDecoder: NSCoder) {
super.init(coder: aDecoder)
initialize()
}
​
init() {
super.init(frame: .zero)
initialize()
}
​
func initialize() {
initializeNib()
applyDefaultStyle()
}
​
func initializeNib() {
Bundle.main.loadNibNamed(String(describing: type(of:self)), owner: self, options: nil)
addSubview(view)
view.frame = self.frame
view.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
NSLayoutConstraint.activate([
self.leadingAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.leadingAnchor, constant: 0),
self.trailingAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.trailingAnchor, constant: 0),
self.topAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.topAnchor, constant: 0),
self.bottomAnchor.constraint(lessThanOrEqualTo: view.bottomAnchor, constant: 0),
])
}
​
// MARK: - Styling
func applyDefaultStyle() {
​
usernameLabel.textColor = UIColor.black
usernameLabel.numberOfLines = 0
usernameLabel.font = UIFont.textStyle5
usernameLabel.textAlignment = .left
​
emailTextField.set(placeholder: NSLocalizedString("travel.lover", comment: ""))
​
​
}
​
func set(usernameLabelText: String, emailTextFieldPlaceholder: String){
usernameLabel.text = usernameLabelText
emailTextField.placeholder = emailTextFieldPlaceholder
}
​
}

You can also read and see how these Views become a component together. You can check how to create a button component here.​