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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.

Simple dialog

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.

Complex dialog

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.

Light dialog

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.

Strong dialog

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.

Chooser dialog

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.

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