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Important note about accessibility: In version 1.3 of the schema we introduced a label property on Inputs to improve accessibility. If the Host app you are targetting supports v1.3 you should use label intead of a TextBlock as seen in some samples below. Once most Host apps have updated to the latest version we will update the samples accordingly.

ColumnSet

ColumnSet divides a region into Columns, allowing elements to sit side-by-side.

Property Type Required Description Version
type "ColumnSet" Yes Must be "ColumnSet". 1.0
columns Column[] No The array of Columns to divide the region into. 1.0
selectAction ISelectAction No An Action that will be invoked when the ColumnSet is tapped or selected. Action.ShowCard is not supported. 1.1
style ContainerStyle? No Style hint for ColumnSet. 1.2
bleed boolean No Determines whether the element should bleed through its parent’s padding. 1.2
minHeight string No Specifies the minimum height of the column set in pixels, like "80px". 1.2
horizontalAlignment HorizontalAlignment No Controls the horizontal alignment of the ColumnSet. 1.0

Inherited properties

Property Type Required Description Version
fallback Element, FallbackOption No Describes what to do when an unknown element is encountered or the requires of this or any children can’t be met. 1.2
height BlockElementHeight No Specifies the height of the element. 1.1
separator boolean No When true, draw a separating line at the top of the element. 1.0
spacing Spacing No Controls the amount of spacing between this element and the preceding element. 1.0
id string No A unique identifier associated with the item. 1.0
isVisible boolean No, default: true If false, this item will be removed from the visual tree. 1.2
requires Dictionary<string> No A series of key/value pairs indicating features that the item requires with corresponding minimum version. When a feature is missing or of insufficient version, fallback is triggered. 1.2

Example

JSON
{
	"$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
	"type": "AdaptiveCard",
	"version": "1.0",
	"body": [
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Column 1"
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Column 2"
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Column 3"
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				}
			]
		}
	]
}
Adaptive Card

Properties

columns

The array of Columns to divide the region into.

  • Type: Column[]
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • Column

selectAction

An Action that will be invoked when the ColumnSet is tapped or selected. Action.ShowCard is not supported.

  • Type: ISelectAction
  • Version : 1.1
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • Action.OpenUrl
    • Action.Submit
    • Action.ToggleVisibility
JSON
{
	"type": "AdaptiveCard",
	"version": "1.0",
	"body": [
		{
			"type": "TextBlock",
			"text": "Pick up where you left off?",
			"weight": "bolder"
		},
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"spacing": "medium",
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"width": "auto",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://unsplash.it/80?image=1083",
							"size": "medium"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"width": 4,
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Silver Star Mountain"
						},
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Maps",
							"isSubtle": true,
							"spacing": "none"
						}
					]
				}
			],
			"selectAction": {
				"type": "Action.OpenUrl",
				"url": "https://www.msn.com"
			}
		},
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"width": "auto",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://unsplash.it/80?image=1082",
							"size": "medium"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"width": 4,
					"style": "emphasis",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Kitchen Remodel"
						},
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "With EMPHASIS",
							"isSubtle": true,
							"spacing": "none"
						}
					]
				}
			],
			"selectAction": {
				"type": "Action.OpenUrl",
				"url": "https://www.AdaptiveCards.io"
			}
		},
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"width": "auto",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://unsplash.it/80?image=1080",
							"size": "medium"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"width": 4,
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "The Witcher"
						},
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Netflix",
							"isSubtle": true,
							"spacing": "none"
						}
					]
				}
			],
			"selectAction": {
				"type": "Action.OpenUrl",
				"url": "https://www.outlook.com"
			}
		}
	],
	"actions": [
		{
			"type": "Action.OpenUrl",
			"title": "Resume all",
			"url": "ms-cortana:resume-all"
		},
		{
			"type": "Action.OpenUrl",
			"title": "More activities",
			"url": "ms-cortana:more-activities"
		}
	]
}
Adaptive Card

style

Style hint for ColumnSet.

  • Type: ContainerStyle?
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • "default"
    • "emphasis"
    • "good"
    • "attention"
    • "warning"
    • "accent"
JSON
{
	"$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
	"type": "AdaptiveCard",
	"version": "1.2",
	"body": [
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"style": "default",
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						},
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "(none)"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": " "
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": " "
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				}
			]
		},
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"style": "emphasis",
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						},
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "(none)"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": " "
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": " "
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				}
			]
		},
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"style": "emphasis",
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"style": "default",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						},
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "(none)"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"style": "emphasis",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						},
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "(none)"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "Container",
							"items": [
								{
									"type": "TextBlock",
									"text": "Contained container - no style",
									"color": "dark"
								}
							]
						},
						{
							"type": "Container",
							"style": "emphasis",
							"items": [
								{
									"type": "TextBlock",
									"text": "Contained container - emphasis",
									"color": "dark"
								}
							]
						},
						{
							"type": "Container",
							"style": "default",
							"items": [
								{
									"type": "TextBlock",
									"text": "Contained container - default",
									"color": "dark"
								}
							]
						}
					]
				}
			]
		}
	]
}
Adaptive Card

bleed

Determines whether the element should bleed through its parent's padding.

  • Type: boolean
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No
JSON
{
	"$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
	"type": "AdaptiveCard",
	"version": "1.0",
	"body": [
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"style": "good",
			"bleed": true,
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Column 1"
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Column 2"
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"text": "Column 3"
						},
						{
							"type": "Image",
							"url": "https://adaptivecards.io/content/cats/1.png"
						}
					]
				}
			]
		}
	]
}
Adaptive Card

minHeight

Specifies the minimum height of the column set in pixels, like "80px".

  • Type: string
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No
JSON
{
	"$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
	"type": "AdaptiveCard",
	"version": "1.2",
	"body": [
		{
			"type": "ColumnSet",
			"style": "emphasis",
			"minHeight": "200px",
			"columns": [
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "TextBlock",
							"wrap": true,
							"text": "This column set has a minimum height of 200px"
						}
					]
				},
				{
					"type": "Column",
					"items": [
						{
							"type": "FactSet",
							"facts": [
								{
									"title": "ColumnSet",
									"value": "minHeight: 200px"
								},
								{
									"title": "Column",
									"value": "minHeight: not specified"
								}
							]
						}
					]
				}
			]
		}
	]
}
Adaptive Card

horizontalAlignment

Controls the horizontal alignment of the ColumnSet.

  • Type: HorizontalAlignment
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • "left"
    • "center"
    • "right"

fallback

Describes what to do when an unknown element is encountered or the requires of this or any children can't be met.

  • Type: Element, FallbackOption
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • ActionSet
    • ColumnSet
    • Container
    • FactSet
    • Image
    • ImageSet
    • Input.ChoiceSet
    • Input.Date
    • Input.Number
    • Input.Text
    • Input.Time
    • Input.Toggle
    • Media
    • RichTextBlock
    • TextBlock
    • "drop": Causes this element to be dropped immediately when unknown elements are encountered. The unknown element doesn't bubble up any higher.

height

Specifies the height of the element.

  • Type: BlockElementHeight
  • Version : 1.1
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • "auto": The height of the container will be determined by the height of its contents.
    • "stretch": The container will stretch its height to the available remaining height of the parent container.

separator

When true, draw a separating line at the top of the element.

  • Type: boolean
  • Required: No

spacing

Controls the amount of spacing between this element and the preceding element.

  • Type: Spacing
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • "default"
    • "none"
    • "small"
    • "medium"
    • "large"
    • "extraLarge"
    • "padding"

id

A unique identifier associated with the item.

  • Type: string
  • Required: No

isVisible

If false, this item will be removed from the visual tree.

  • Type: boolean
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No, default: true

requires

A series of key/value pairs indicating features that the item requires with corresponding minimum version. When a feature is missing or of insufficient version, fallback is triggered.

  • Type: Dictionary<string>
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No