Tooltip

Tooltips are floating labels that briefly explain the function of a user interface element. They can be triggered when merchants hover, focus, tap, or click.

Examples

Use only when necessary to provide an explanation for an interface element.

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Props

activatorWrapper
string
The element type to wrap the activator in
active
boolean
Toggle whether the tooltip is visible
children
React.ReactNode
The element that will activate to tooltip
contentRequired
string
The content to display within the tooltip
light
boolean
Display tooltip with a light background
preferredPosition
"above" | "below" | "mostSpace"
The direction the tooltip tries to display

Best practices

Tooltips should:

  • Provide useful, additional information or clarification.
  • Succinctly describe or expand on the element they point to.
  • Be provided for icon-only buttons or a button with an associated keyboard shortcut.
  • Not be used to communicate critical information, including errors in forms or other interaction feedback.
  • Not contain any links or buttons.
  • Be used sparingly. If you’re building something that requires a lot of tooltips, work on clarifying the design and the language in the experience.

Content guidelines

Basic tooltips

Tooltips should:

  • Be written in sentence case
  • Be concise and scannable
  • Not be used to communicate error messages or important account information

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