The infobar is a type of toolbar that appears above a list or panel, and shows filter or selection settings:
There are three situations in which an infobar is shown:
- After a general filter has been applied.
- After a contextual filter has been applied.
- After the user has selected multiple items in a select dialog.
All applied filters are shown as labels in the infobar.
The contextual filter allows the user to see a prefiltered view of a list. The title on the left side and an icon on the right side display the filter criteria. The Filter icon should represent the filter category. Do not use a generic filter icon, otherwise it may be confused with the user-triggered filters. For more information, see contextual filter.
The infobar is a toolbar that consists of a label on the left side and an icon on the right side.
The label shows the filter criteria, and the icon selected depends on the use case.
General Filter and Multiselection
No icon is shown. The only exception is the Cancel icon, which is used to reset the current filter criteria.
The icon is mandatory and represents the current filter criterion.
There is one exception in which it is useful to be able to cancel the contextual filter. In this special case, the contextual filter is used to prefilter the listed items in a select dialog. For this case, use the Cancel icon instead of the Filter icon. For more information, see contextual filter.
In all other use cases, show an icon that represents the filter criterion.
When the user clicks or taps the bar, the filter dialog from the view settings dialog is shown. If only one filter is applied, the filter can be changed directly in the detailed filter selection. If more than one filter is applied, the filter dialog shows a list with general filter categories.
- Cancel: The user clicks or taps the icon to delete the current filter settings. We recommend that you use the cancel icon.
- Filter (only contextual filter): Clicking the icon has the same effect as clicking the bar. The filter dialog is shown.