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July 10, 2021

July 9, 2021

New canvas frames and a Navigation component

We’ve removed the Retool header from end user mode, giving you full control over your app’s presentation. User-specific actions have moved to a new location, and we’ve introduced a new sticky header frame, along with a Navigation component for building your own custom headers.

Editor mode

Floating user menu

In end user mode, Retool-specific actions have been moved to the floating menu in the lower left corner of your apps. Here your users can navigate to different Retool apps, edit their user settings, logout, and more.

If you are viewing an app where you have edit permissions, you’ll still see a Retool header above your app with editor-specific actions. End users will not see this.

Header frame

The canvas area is now split into two frames: Header and Main. Put any component into the Header — including the new Navigation component — and your app will have a sticky header.

Navigation component

The new Navigation component allows you to configure a list of menu items and submenus. Each item can open another app, link to a URL, run a query, and more. You can also add a logo, control alignment of the menu items, and style it all via the Style Editor. With modules, you can even reuse your Navigation across multiple apps.

Configuring the Navigation component

The Header frame and Navigation component will be rolling out in one of the next stable releases for on-prem customers, but is available today for all cloud customers.

Fixes and improvements

  • Improved performance of component interactions by 2x for applications with a large number of components
  • Fixed arrow keys to use the new row height when moving a component up or down
  • Fixed the order of menu items in the Navigation component after using the inspector
  • Polished design in various places in the editor
  • Improved initial render time for apps with many input components
  • Added the ability to change your first and last name in Account Settings
  • Fixed event handlers for generated Forms
  • Fixed S3 file downloads of non-binary type files
  • Added the ability to input Redis commands in raw format, similar to redis-cli
  • Fixed editor keyboard shortcuts when certain input components have focus
  • Added the ability for editors to set a description for module inputs
  • Fixed Form's "clear after submission" option with new input components
  • Fixed spacing around components inside of a ListView
  • Added additional user metadata to the Releases and History modal
  • Added a warning when additional configuration is needed to connect a Google Sheets resource

Check out this guide to see the on-prem versions and their release notes.

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