I'm working on a plugin, and it requires a modal to be displayed when the user interacts with a field of my Field Type. When the user finishes interacting with the modal, they would click "Done".

This is the standard modal that displays when you select Assets...

Assets Modal

I basically want a more generic version of this modal, where I can put anything I want into the middle of it.

I would love to have something like this:

Blank Modal

What's the best way to pull that off?

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Create a div with whatever contents you want in the modal, and with a class "modal". Then create a new Garnish.Modal object with it:

var $div = $('<div class="modal">...</div>');
var myModal = new Garnish.Modal($div);
  • Shockingly simple and brilliantly effective... it's the Craft way. I'll have to play around with Garnish a little more to get exactly the behavior that I need, but this definitely puts me on the right track. Thanks Brandon, greatly appreciated!
    – Lindsey D
    Commented Jun 21, 2014 at 20:22
  • Does the div need to be created in the jQuery object. Or can you reference the div from your inputType template?
    – a-am
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 23:19
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    @aran Doesn’t matter how the div was created. But keep in mind that it if it’s already positioned in the DOM, passing it to a new Garnish.Modal() instance is going to yank it out of its current position. Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 23:53
  • That link to Modal.js should now be github.com/pixelandtonic/Garnish/blob/master/src/classes/…. I can't submit an edit as the change is less than 6 characters.
    – Mike Vaux
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 12:04

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