A dialog box (Dialog) is a temporary pop-up that takes focus from the page or app and requires people to interact with it. It’s primarily used for confirming actions, such as deleting a file, or asking people to make a choice.

For more details and examples visit the official docs. The R package can not handle each and every case, so for advanced use cases you need to work using the original docs to achieve the desired result.

Dialog(...)

DialogFooter(...)

Arguments

closeButtonAriaLabel

string
Label to be passed to to aria-label of close button

draggableHeaderClassName

string
The classname for when the header is draggable

isMultiline

boolean
Is inside a multiline wrapper

responsiveMode

ResponsiveMode
Responsive mode passed in from decorator.

showCloseButton

boolean
Show an 'x' close button in the upper-right corner

subTextId

string
The Id for subText container

titleId

string
The Id for title container

titleProps

React.HTMLAttributes<HTMLDivElement>
The props for title container.

ariaDescribedById

string
Optional id for aria-DescribedBy

ariaLabelledById

string
Optional id for aria-LabelledBy

className

string
Optional class name to be added to the root class

componentRef

IRefObject<IDialog>
Optional callback to access the IDialog interface. Use this instead of ref for accessing the public methods and properties of the component.

containerClassName

string
Optional override for container class

contentClassName

string
Optional override content class

dialogContentProps

IDialogContentProps
Props to be passed through to Dialog Content

hidden

boolean
Whether the dialog is hidden.

isBlocking

boolean
Whether the dialog can be light dismissed by clicking outside the dialog (on the overlay).

isDarkOverlay

boolean
Whether the overlay is dark themed.

isOpen

boolean
Whether the dialog is displayed. Deprecated, use hidden instead.

maxWidth

ICSSRule | ICSSPixelUnitRule
Sets the maximum width for the dialog. It limits the width property to be larger than the value specified in max-width.

minWidth

ICSSRule | ICSSPixelUnitRule
Sets the minimum width of the dialog. It limits the width property to be not smaller than the value specified in min-width.

modalProps

IModalProps
Props to be passed through to Modal

onDismiss

(ev?: React.MouseEvent<HTMLButtonElement>) => any
A callback function for when the Dialog is dismissed from the close button or light dismiss. Can also be specified separately in content and modal.

onDismissed

() => any
A callback function which is called after the Dialog is dismissed and the animation is complete.

onLayerDidMount

() => void
A callback function for when the Dialog content is mounted on the overlay layer

onLayerMounted

() => void
Deprecated at 0.81.2, use onLayerDidMount instead.

styles

IStyleFunctionOrObject<IDialogStyleProps, IDialogStyles>
Call to provide customized styling that will layer on top of the variant rules

subText

string
The subtext to display in the dialog.

theme

ITheme
Theme provided by HOC.

title

string | JSX.Element
The title text to display at the top of the dialog.

topButtonsProps

IButtonProps[]
Other top buttons that will show up next to the close button

type

DialogType
The type of Dialog to display.

Best practices

Layout

  • Don't use more than three buttons.

  • Dialog boxes consist of a header, body, and footer.

  • Validate that people’s entries are acceptable before closing the dialog box. Show an inline validation error near the field they must correct.

  • Blocking dialogs should be used very sparingly, only when it is critical that people make a choice or provide information before they can proceed. Blocking dialogs are generally used for irreversible or potentially destructive tasks. They’re typically paired with an overlay without a light dismiss.

  • Locks to the top of the dialog.

  • May include an icon to the left of the title.

  • Includes a Close button in the top-right corner.

  • Lock buttons to the bottom of the dialog.

  • Includes one primary button. A secondary button is optional.

Width

  • Maximum is 340 pixels.

  • Minimum is 288 pixels.

Height

  • Maximum is 340 pixels.

  • Minimum is 172 pixels.

Content

Title

  • Keep the title as concise as possible.

  • Don’t use periods at the end of titles.

  • This mandatory content should explain the main information in a clear, concise, and specific statement or question. For example, “Delete this file?” instead of “Are you sure?”

  • The title shouldn’t be a description of the body content. For example, don’t use “Error” as a title. Instead, use an informative statement like “Your session ended.”

  • Use sentence-style capitalization—only capitalize the first word. For more info, see Capitalization in the Microsoft Writing Style Guide.

Body copy (Optional)

  • Don't restate the title in the body.

  • Use ending punctuation on sentences.

  • Use actionable language, with the most important information at the beginning.

  • Use the optional body content area for additional info or instructions, if needed. Only include information needed to help people make a decision.

Button labels

  • Write button labels that are specific responses to the main information in the title. The title “Delete this file?” could have buttons labeled “Delete” and “Cancel”.

  • Be concise. Limit labels to one or two words. Usually a single verb is best. Include a noun if there is any room for interpretation about what the verb means. For example, “Delete” or “Delete file”.

Examples

library(shiny.fluent)

if (interactive()) {
  shinyApp(
    ui = div(
      DefaultButton.shinyInput("showDialog", text = "Open dialog"),
      reactOutput("reactDialog")
    ),
    server = function(input, output) {
      isDialogOpen <- reactiveVal(FALSE)
      output$reactDialog <- renderReact({
        dialogContentProps <- list(
          type=0,
          title='Missing Subject',
          closeButtonAriaLabel='Close',
          subText='Do you want to send this message without a subject?'
        )
        Dialog(
          hidden = !isDialogOpen(),
          onDismiss = JS("function() { Shiny.setInputValue('hideDialog', Math.random()); }"),
          dialogContentProps = dialogContentProps,
          modalProps = list(),
          DialogFooter(
            PrimaryButton.shinyInput("dialogSend", text = "Send"),
            DefaultButton.shinyInput("dialogDontSend", text = "Don't send")
          )
        )
      })

      observeEvent(input$showDialog, isDialogOpen(TRUE))
      observeEvent(input$hideDialog, isDialogOpen(FALSE))
      observeEvent(input$dialogSend, isDialogOpen(FALSE))
      observeEvent(input$dialogDontSend, isDialogOpen(FALSE))
    }
  )
}