These dialog types are part of the Magnolia 6 UI framework.
If you work with the Magnolia 5 UI framework, see Dialog types for Magnolia 5 UI instead.
Use a simple dialog to collect only few data points. A simple dialog provides limited ways to organize and group fields.
- No tab bar (the dialog is composed of one tab).
- One or more fields.
Use a complex dialog to collect larger amounts of data. A complex dialog can handle complex, hierarchical data sets and summarize key settings of some or all of its subforms.
- Multiple tabs for grouping fields.
- One or more fields per tab.
Use a light dialog as part of the task the user is working on. A light dialog asks for quick input but does not severely interrupt the user.
- Commonly used with actions that require parameters from the user.
- Only makes sense in the context where the user is working.
- Displayed modally but does not black out the background.
Use a strong dialog to collect data from the user. A strong dialog severely interrupts the user because it typically requires more data to be input.
- Commonly used with more elaborate actions (such as uploading a file).
- Displayed modally and blacks out the background.
Use a chooser dialog to select an item from any data source (for example, an asset to render an image or a page to tease). You can configure a workbench with columns of your choice. Column filters are used to search in a chooser dialog.
To learn about the dialog properties, see ChooserDefinition.