Unexpected Scaling Behavior With ScrollingFrame

I am attempting to create an inventory UI for Arcade Island 3 that is automatically handled by a ScrollingFrame and UIGridLayout.

However, I am experiencing unintended visual behavior when more children are added to the ScrollingFrame as per the images below.

The intended behavior is to create a scrolling frame that automatically handles children being added and scales the size of items properly for all devices.

I’m sure there is a way to achieve this, but I just can’t seem to find it or identify what I am doing wrong - please advise.

Happy developing! :hidere:

I have this issue a lot and eventually I end up finding an old script I used. Most common checks;

  • Make sure the children of the scrollframe are sized with offset.

  • Having a UIAspectRatioConstraint as a child of UIGridLayout.

  • Check if the children of the scroll frame are using the AutomaticSize property, similarly is the Scrollframe using the correct direction for the AutomaticCanvasSize.

I believe that’s all the checks there may be some I missed out but just go through these and make sure. If you do find a solution make sure to mark it as this post will be really useful for people with the same issue. I will try and find the script that I use and post it on here. Good luck and hopefully you find a fix.

This is the script I use, this could be really bad since I have been using for all my games for a while now, at least a year or so. It may be outdated or there could be a better way. Here it is:

-- Services
local RunService = game:FindService("RunService") or game:GetService("RunService")

-- Variables
local UIGridLayout = -- UIGridLayout
local ScrollingFrame = -- Scrolling Frame

-- Changed Connections
	ScrollingFrame.CanvasSize = UDim2.new(0, UIGridLayout.AbsoluteContentSize.X , 0, UIGridLayout.AbsoluteContentSize.Y)

-- Run Service
	-- Changes the cell size of the UIGrid to offset and makes it an almost perfect square
	UIGridLayout.CellSize = UDim2.new(0.15, 0, 0, UIGridLayout.AbsoluteCellSize.X)
	-- Changes the cell padding to offset to ensure it doesn't scale with the AbsoluteContentSize
	UIGridLayout.CellPadding = UDim2.new(0.005, 0, 0, 10)
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