Saved Blocks

Blocks are saved groups of components that you can reuse throughout your app. It helps reduce the need for duplication and makes your app more manageable.

Blocks are great for common design elements that are used throughout your app such as custom buttons, cards, list items, or even more complex UI elements.

For example, you may have a group of components that represent a 'Card' in your UI and want to use that same design element on multiple Screens in your app. With Blocks, you can save that group of components as a single Block component and then add instances of the Block to your Screens or even other Blocks. Whenever you update the Block using the Block builder, all instances of that Block throughout your app will also be updated.

Combined with Stylesheets, Blocks can make building your app's UI much easier by requiring a lot less work when making design changes to shared components.

Here's a simple explanation of the concept


Sharing Blocks between different apps isn't possible yet, but we plan to add that ability in the future

Blocks View

To switch from Screens to Blocks, toggle the switcher at the top of the left panel in the Builder.

Block List

The Blocks list is very similar to the Screens list. It shows all the Blocks you've created in your app.

Block Components

Just like with Screens, your Block's components are listed in the bottom section of the left panel in the Builder once you've selected a Block from the Blocks list. You can add components to your Blocks in the same way they are added to Screens.

Block Properties

Block Properties allow you to pass data into your Blocks when using them on a Screen or in another Block. This is especially handy when you have a Block that represents an item in a List, for instance. You can pass data from the List on your Screen into the Block's props then use those values in your Block.

Any variables that are referenced by components when creating a Block will be automatically added as Block Properties. You can also create Block Properties manually as needed.

They are available in the right panel Data tab when the Block's root component is selected.

All Block Properties will be available in the Variables selector for any data-enabled components within your Block such as Text, Button, Image, etc.

Background Color Switcher

When editing a Block, you can switch the background color used in the Draft View using the selector above the app preview. This background is only applied when in Draft View while editing a Block.

You can choose between Transparent, Light, and Dark.

Creating Blocks

Blocks can be created in several different ways.

From Screen Components

If you have an existing set of components on a Screen that you'd like to convert to a Block, from the component tree open the overflow menu for the parent component you want to use as a Block and click Save Custom Block.

The component and any child components will be saved together as a new Block and you'll be given an option to immediately open the new Block.

Block Properties will be created for all variables referenced by the components included in the new Block.

From Block Components

In the same way you can create Blocks from groups of components on a Screen (as shown above), you can do the same from a component within an existing Block.

From Scratch

If you'd like to build a Block from a blank state, you can click the + button in the top right corner of the Blocks list.

This will create a new Block that's ready for you to build out.

Duplicating a Block

You can duplicate a Block in the same way you can duplicate a Screen.

From the Blocks list, open the overflow menu for the Block you want to duplicate and click Duplicate

Using Blocks

In Screens

Blocks can be added to any Screen in your app, or even another Block, from the component picker. Blocks can also be nested inside other components.

Block instances will show up in yellow with a special icon in the Screen or Block's component tree so you can easily identify where your Blocks are being used.

In Other Blocks

You can use Blocks in other Blocks the same way you can use them in Screens as shown above.

Passing Data

As shown above, you can create data properties on your Blocks. Then when you add an instance of a Block to your Screen, you can pass any data into the Blocks data properties from the Block's Data tab

Conditional Display

You can conditionally display a component based on a given condition. Learn more about conditionally displaying components in the Conditional Display doc.

Updating Blocks

Select the Block you want to update from the list of Blocks in your app then make any changes to the components included in the Block.


When you make any changes to the Block and its child components all instances of that Block in any Screens or other Blocks in your app will be updated as well.

Deleting Blocks

From the Blocks list open the overflow menu for the Block you want to delete and click Delete.


If instances of a Block exist on a Screen or other Block, you'll need to remove those instances before you can delete a Block.

Detaching Blocks

There may be times when you need to make a one-off customization of a Block and in that case you can detach instances from their Blocks. Detaching a Block instance will replace the Block with a copy of the Block's components.

Select the instance of the Block you want to detach in the component tree and open the overflow menu then click Unpack Block.


Once you detach a Block instance, you can't reattach it or use it to update the original Block, but you can use it to create a new Block.