lays out its children, it positions them at the
specified as hints (using
), and sizes them to their minimum size (which can be specified using
is true, the
is made sufficiently large to accomodate all of its children, and grows if necessary when a child is added. This is the default behavior. Otherwise the static layout has a minimum size of one pixel by one pixel which is not affected by the size of its children. If you need the sizing capabilities, then use the class simple-layout which surrounds a single child, and adopts the size constraints of that child.
CAPI Reference Manual - 15 Dec 2011