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Use a simple dialog whenever only few data points need to be collected. Its main characteristic is simplicity. It only provides limited ways to organize and group fields.
The complex dialog allows to collect larger amounts of data than its simple counterpart. The main characteristics of this dialog are that it is capable of handling complex, hierarchical data sets and that it may summarize key settings of some or all of its sub forms.
Light dialogs ask for quick input but do not severely interrupt the user. Use them as an integral part of the task the user is currently working on.
The target app can also provide a
chooseDialog. This is an alternative to the usual workbench view and may be better suited for selecting an item. When a
chooseDialog is configured, it is used instead of the workbench view provided by the browser subapp. For example, the Assets app provides a choose dialog for selecting images. The choose dialog looks like a workbench but it also provides custom actions for uploading and uploading/editing images from the desktop. The definition is in