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.
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 (...).