Visual Designer

Hello vaadin community,

We are trying to design custom components in the vaadin visual designer in eclipse. But we are missing a very important component.
We need to have the caption of the textfield positioned in front of it.
For this we need to put the textfields in a formlayout but we can’t seem to find this in the visual designer.

Anyone having the same problem?

Kind regards


It seems FormLayout is not fully supported by the current version of Visual Designer (
, which depends on
). The tickets are old, though - I haven’t checked the code or the Visual Editor for this.

One workaround would be to use a GridLayout with a separate Label in the first column and the component (with null caption) in the second column. This is not perfect, though, and e.g. error indicators are not shown the normal way with this solution.