Modals communicate information via a secondary window and allow the user to maintain the context of a particular task.
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Modals inform users about a specific task and may contain critical information, require decisions, or involve multiple tasks.
Modals contain text and UI controls. They retain focus until dismissed or a required action has been taken. Use dialogs sparingly because they are interruptive.
Modals should never be obscured, either by other elements or the screen edge. Modals always retain focus until dismissed or a required action has been taken.
Modals may be dismissed in 3 ways:
- Using the “x” in the upper right-hand corner of the Modal
- Pressing the ESC key
- Clicking / touching outside of the Modal area
Dialogs can only be dismissed by taking one of the actions presented.
Include a heading within the Modal that mirrors the action or button that was clicked by the user.
The body content within a Modal should be as minimal as possible. Components that may be used in Modals include: Form fields, Text Area, Select, and Radio Buttons.
The footer area of a Modal typically contains a set of actions, mostly used in a Dialog. Refer to Button guidelines for usage.