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Prompts inform the user about a decision they need to make or a system event they need to know about.

Prompts example


A Prompt is a type of message that requires user engagement, either to make a decision or to know about some system event. They may be of any status type, typically “error” or “warning”.

There are two types of prompt triggering conditions:

  1. Resolvable Prompts: condition goes away once user has made a choice.

  2. Active Prompts: relates to a system event (e.g. hardware failure) to be resolved. An active prompt can either be dismissed by the condition being resolved or the user acknowledging the message.


Use when

  • The user is informed of a situation requiring their attention and action.

Don’t use when

  • There is a system critical action the user must take. If the user should stop work and immediately attend to a problem or error, do NOT use a Prompt. An alarm is used for such scenarios. See Alarms for more information.
  • You need to display minor information that is “nice-to-know” but does not require the user to take any action. Use a Notification for scenarios where basic information needs to be conveyed to the user but does not require user action.

Basic Prompt message with heading text only.

Prompts Example 1

When more information is required add sub-text.

Prompts Example 2

What's changed
Date Version Notes Contributors
06/02/2022 1.0.1 Updated full layout. M. Johns