Dialogs inform users about a specific task and may contain critical information, require decisions, or involve multiple tasks.
Dialogs contain text and UI controls. They retain focus until dismissed or a required action has been taken.
Use dialogs sparingly because they are interruptive.
Dialogs should never be obscured, either by other elements or the screen edge.
Some dialog types include:
- Alerts are urgent interruptions that inform about a situation and require acknowledgement.
- Simple menus display options for list items, whereas simple dialogs can provide details or actions about a list item.
- Confirmation dialogs require users to explicitly confirm a choice.