The QDialog component is a great way to offer the user the ability to choose a specific action or list of actions. They also can provide the user with important information, or require them to make a decision (or multiple decisions).

From a UI perspective, you can think of Dialogs as a type of floating modal, which covers only a portion of the screen. This means Dialogs should only be used for quick user actions, like verifying a password, getting a short App notification or selecting an option or options quickly.


Dialogs can also be used as a globally available method for more basic use cases, like the native JS alert(), prompt(), etc. For the latter behaviour, go to Dialog Plugin page.


When the user hits the phone/tablet back button (only for Cordova apps), the Dialog will be closed automatically. Also, when on a desktop browser, hitting the ESCAPE key will also close the Dialog, as does clicking or touching outside of the Dialog, unless configured otherwise.


// quasar.conf.js

return {
  framework: {
    // NOT needed if using auto-import feature:
    components: [
    // NOT needed if using auto-import feature:
    directives: [



It’s best that your QDialog main content is a QCard. However, if you are planning on using any other component (like QForm) or tag, make sure that the direct child of QDialog is rendered with a <div> tag (or wrap it with one yourself).








Do not mistake “position” prop with the show/hide animation. If you want a custom animation, you should use transition-show and transition-hide which can be applied regardless of “position” or “maximized”.


Various content

Dialogs can contain any content. Some examples:

Various content

With containerized QLayout


If you are going to use the containerized QLayout, you’ll need to put a width on your QDialog, if using left/right position, or a height, if using top/bottom position. You can use vw and vh units.

Handling scroll

Scrollable dialogs

Different modes

User cannot dismiss the Dialog by pressing ESCAPE key or by clicking/tapping on its backdrop.


Dialogs can also be a part of the page, without requiring immediate focus. It’s where “seamless” mode comes into play:


Dialog in dialog

You are able to open dialogs on top of other dialogs, with infinite number of depth levels.



You are able to customize the size of the Dialogs. Notice we either tamper with the content’s style or we use full-width or full-height props:

Sizing examples

QDialog API