Chakra UI: Overlay
Chakra UI's overlay components provide an extensive suite of tools to create interactive, engaging, and accessible web interfaces. They're versatile and highly customizable, so they can fit into almost any design.
The following provides a brief overview of the Chakra UI Overlay component collection:
Alert Dialog 🔗: This is used to prompt user actions and confirmations, often of a critical nature. Unlike regular dialogs, alert dialogs are modal, meaning they must be interacted with before the user can proceed.
Drawer 🔗: The Drawer is another overlay component that typically slides in from one side of the screen. It's a versatile component that can be used for numerous applications, such as housing forms, displaying additional information, or providing navigation options, especially in mobile designs.
In Chakra UI, the Drawer component is highly customizable. It provides a number of props that control the size, placement, and behavior of the drawer. Drawer also includes sub-components like DrawerOverlay, DrawerContent, DrawerCloseButton, DrawerHeader, DrawerBody, and DrawerFooter, which allow you to structure the content of your drawers effectively.
Menu 🔗: This is an overlay component in Chakra UI designed to display a list of choices or actions. These choices typically appear over the main content, and the menu itself is usually triggered by a button or other interactive element. Once a choice is selected or the user clicks away, the menu disappears.
The Menu component in Chakra UI is quite flexible and comes with a number of sub-components like MenuButton, MenuList, and MenuItem that allow you to easily create and customize your menus.
Modal 🔗: Modal is a type of overlay component that is typically used to command user attention for actions or input. This dialog box or content overlay requires user interaction and often disables interaction with the rest of the application until it is dismissed.
Modals in Chakra UI are composed of several sub-components: ModalOverlay, ModalContent, ModalHeader, ModalCloseButton, ModalBody, and ModalFooter. These components allow you to structure and style your modals effectively.
Like the other overlay components, Popover in Chakra UI comes with several sub-components: PopoverTrigger, PopoverContent, PopoverHeader, PopoverBody, and PopoverFooter. You can control the placement, size, and triggering behavior of the popover using various props.
Popover 🔗: This is an overlay component that's similar to Menu, but it can contain more complex content than just a list of options. Popover can include elements like form inputs, rich text, or interactive components.
Tooltip 🔗: This is a small piece of informational text that appears when the user hovers over or focuses on an element. It's a great way to provide extra guidance or information about a feature without cluttering the interface.
In Chakra UI, Tooltip comes with a number of properties that allow you to control its appearance and behavior, such as the label (the tooltip's content), the placement of the tooltip relative to its child, and whether it should show an arrow pointing to the child.