Non Modal Dialog Primitive
An unstyled and accessible base upon which to build a non-modal dialog.
The non-modal dialog primitive is an unstyled functional version of a non-modal dialog. Our Popover is built on top of this primitive.
The purpose of providing these unstyled primitives is to cater for instances when the styled Popover provided by Paste doesn’t meet the requirements needed to solve a unique or individual customer problem. At that point you are welcome to fall back to this functional primitive to roll your own styled non-modal dialog while still providing a functional and accessible experience to your customers. However, we strongly recommend reviewing your design proposal with the Design Systems team before doing so.
This primitive should be used to compose all custom non-modal dialogs or popoovers to ensure accessibility and upgrade paths.
Before you roll your own non-modal dialogs...
We strongly suggest that all components built on top of this primitive get reviewed by the Design Systems team and go through the UX Review process to ensure an excellent experience for our customers.
The Non-Modal Dialog primitive can be styled using Paste components and tokens.
By using the
as prop, we can change the underlying element and combine it with another component. In the
example below we're combiningthe
NonModalDialogDisclosurePrimitive with the Button component.
We're also using the
as prop on the
NonModalDialogPrimitive to create a styled
Box with Paste
token background color, border radius, and spacing values.
Because the non-modal dialog lives outside of the main
body tag, we need to provide the base Paste styles using
StyledBase from our theme package. This gives the
Text primitive the appropriate font stack and sizing.
This package is a wrapper around the Reakit Popover. If you’re wondering why we wrapped that package into our own, we reasoned that it would be best for our consumers’ developer experience. For example:
- If we want to migrate the underlying nuts and bolts in the future, Twilio products that depend on this primitive would need to replace all occurrences of
import … from ‘x-package’to
import … from ‘@some-new/package’. By wrapping it in
@twilio-paste/x-primitive, this refactor can be avoided. The only change would be a version bump in the ‘package.json` file for the primitive.
- We can more strictly enforce semver and backwards compatibility than some of our dependencies.
- We can control when to provide an update and which versions we allow, to help reduce potential bugs our consumers may face.
- We can control which APIs we expose. For example, we may chose to enable or disable usage of certain undocumented APIs.
yarn add @twilio-paste/non-modal-dialog-primitive - or - yarn add @twilio-paste/core
This props list is a scoped version of the properties available from the Reakit Popover package.
Sets the ID that will serve as a base for all the items IDs.
Sets the offset between the reference and the popover on the main axis.
placement?: "auto-start" | "auto" | "auto-end" | "top-start...
Sets the placement of popover in relation to the
NonModalDialogDisclosurePrimitive. Available options include:
Whether the dialog is visible or not.
animated?: number | boolean
If true, animating will be set to true when visible is updated. It'll wait for stopAnimation to be called or a CSS transition ends. If animated is set to a number, stopAnimation will be called only after the same number of milliseconds have passed.
Sets the modal state.
- Non-modal: preventBodyScroll doesn't work and focus is free.
- Modal: preventBodyScroll is automatically enabled, focus is trapped within the dialog and the dialog is rendered within a Portal.
hideOnEsc?: boolean | undefined
If enabled, the user can hide the dialog by pressing Escape.
hideOnClickOutside?: boolean | undefined
If enabled, the user can hide the dialog by clicking outside it.
size?: string | number | undefined
The size of the arrow
Sets the fill color of the arrow svg path
Sets the stroke color of the arrow svg path
disabled boolean | undefined
Sets the disclosure to disabled.
focusable boolean | undefined
Sets the disclosure to be focusable or not.