Status dialog boxes

Use status dialog boxes to indicate to users that a process is occurring. When a status dialog box appears, users cannot perform other actions. Status dialog boxes include a clock indicator.

This screen shows an example status dialog box.

Best practice: Implementing status dialog boxes

  • Use a status dialog box when you cannot determine the duration of an operation. If you can determine the duration of the operation, use a progress bar instead.
  • Always indicate progress when the operation takes more than 1 second to complete.
  • Do not include buttons in a status dialog box. If users can perform other actions when the status dialog box appears, consider using another type of dialog box.
  • Punctuate the dialog box message with an ellipsis (...).
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