Tooltips

Tooltips

A Tooltip is a small piece of contextual information about an element on the screen, which is displayed when a user hovers or focuses on the element it is describing. It is not focusable and cannot contain focusable content.

Base

Preview

About Base

The tooltip should be positioned with JavaScript.

You can include inline help tooltips for form elements and any focusable items, such as anchor links, buttons, etc. If your tooltips are available on hover, also make sure that they’re available on keyboard focus. To allow screen readers to access the tooltip, the HTML form field element must have an aria-describedby attribute that points to the tooltip ID of the tooltip.


About Tooltips

Nubbins are indicators that inform the user of the direction of the content associated with the tooltip. A tooltip can accept the following nubbin position classes, .slds-nubbin_left, .slds-nubbin_left-top, .slds-nubbin_left-bottom, .slds-nubbin_top-left, .slds-nubbin_top-right, .slds-nubbin_right-top, .slds-nubbin_right-bottom, .slds-nubbin_bottom-left, .slds-nubbin_bottom-right.

Learn more about how to use them at the Nubbins documentation.

Accessibility

Showing the tooltip on hover or on keyboard focus of a focusable element ensures that all users can access it, even if they aren’t using a mouse. Examples of focusable elements include links, buttons, and inputs. Give the tooltip an ID and use that as the value of the aria-describedby attribute of the DOM element it describes. This helps users of assistive technology read the tooltip content.


Overview of CSS Classes

Selector.slds-popover_tooltip
Summary

Initializes a tooltip

Supportdev-ready
Restrict[role="tooltip"]
VariantTrue
Selector.slds-rise-from-ground
Summary

Toggles on tooltip

Restrict.slds-popover_tooltip
ModifierTrue
Selector.slds-fall-into-ground
Summary

Toggles off tooltip

Restrict.slds-popover_tooltip
ModifierTrue
Selector.slds-slide-from-bottom-to-top
Summary

Slides tooltip from bottom to top

Restrict.slds-popover_tooltip
ModifierTrue
Selector.slds-slide-from-top-to-bottom
Summary

Slides tooltip from top to bottom

Restrict.slds-popover_tooltip
ModifierTrue
Selector.slds-slide-from-right-to-left
Summary

Slides tooltip from right to left

Restrict.slds-popover_tooltip
ModifierTrue
Selector.slds-slide-from-left-to-right
Summary

Slides tooltip from left to right

Restrict.slds-popover_tooltip
ModifierTrue