Use the Button Component to represent the trigger for a simple action that user can take. Buttons are used in cards, dialogs, forms, and many other components and patterns. The Button is visually identical to the Ignite UI for Angular Button Component
Five types of Buttons are supported:
- A more prominent Contained Button with color fill and shadow that emphasizes an action.
- A less prominent Outlined Button with color outline appropriate for the majority of actions.
- A very subtle Flat Button that is typically used for the least important actions.
- An Icon Button for actions that are represented only with an icon.
- A very prominent Floating Action Button (Fab) with color fill and shadow that is used once per screen to strongly emphasize the main action.
You may also insert each button in a disabled state because they all support both Enabled and Disabled variants. In Figma you can switch between the two using a boolean operation from the properties panel. In Adobe XD we are using the
Component States paradigm to let you easily switch between them.
Enabled buttons support Rest and Hover state. In Figma, we've added additional Focused state, which can be switched between by changing the State property. In Sketch this is achieved with
Symbol Overrides, while in Adobe XD we are using the
Component States paradigm to let you easily switch between states.
Contained, Outlined, Flat, and Floating Action Buttons support flexible icon and label templates. In Figma, to show or hide the icons, you can use the Left Icon and Right Icon boolean properties. If you want to have an Icon Button, you can set the Content property to Icon. In Sketch, the smart layout rules applied, allow the layout to adjust accordingly when you set the elements you want to hide to ~No Symbol. In Adobe XD, you achieve the same by deleting the unused layer instead. However, if you only want to change the label and icon position at design time you can simply drag one of them to the other side of the other one.
The Buttons come with styling flexibility through the various options for the background, label, and icon colors.
When the content of a Button contains a label, it must be uppercase and with a thicker (usually Medium or Semi-bold) font treatment. When more than one Button is needed for a layout, size them with equal height and arrange them on the same horizontal plane next to each other with sufficient space on both sides to avoid erroneous taps and clicks. In such layouts, avoid combining the different types of buttons. Preferably, you'll want to choose one and use it consistently for all actions that belong in that section of the UI.
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