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How to create a continuous scroll feature in Bubble.io: Step-by-Step Guide

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How to create a continuous scroll feature in Bubble.io?

Creating a continuous scroll feature in Bubble.io involves using a Repeating Group element with a 'Vertical scrolling' layout. Here's how you can set it up:

Step 1: Open your Bubble.io editor and navigate to the design page where you want to implement the continuous scroll feature.

Step 2: Click on the "+" icon in the editor to access the visual elements you can add to your application.

Step 3: Find and select 'Repeating Group' from the list of elements. Click and drag this element onto your design canvas.

Step 4: Resize the Repeating Group to fit the area where you want to display your content. Make sure it's large enough to contain individual cells that represent your data.

Step 5: With the Repeating Group selected, look to the property editor on the right-hand side of the screen.

Step 6: Set the 'Type of content' field to the kind of data you want to display in your repeating group, such as users, products, messages, etc. This will mainly depend on the data types you've defined in your Bubble.io app's database.

Step 7: Assign a 'Data source' to the Repeating Group. This is generally a search query that retrieves the list of items you want to display, such as "Do a search for Users" or any other relevant search to your app.

Step 8: Now, you need to choose the layout style. Select 'Vertical scrolling' from the 'Layout style' dropdown menu. This specific layout allows your repeating group to add cells and load data only as the user scrolls, which is more performance-efficient as it only loads visible items.

Step 9: Customize the look and feel of your repeating group by adding elements such as text, images, or buttons to the first cell. These design elements will repeat for each data item in your list.

Step 10: Preview your work by clicking the 'Preview' button to see how the continuous scroll feature operates live. The repeating group will add new cells dynamically as you scroll down.

Step 11: If you need more advanced interactions, such as loading more data when reaching the end of the list or implementing triggers when new data is loaded, you can create workflows tied to relevant events like scrolling, reaching the end, or updating the repeating group.

Remember, the continuous scroll feature relies heavily on how you set up your data source and the performance of the searches in your Bubble app. Ensure that your searches are properly indexed and optimized to prevent potential performance issues as your app scales.

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