md-snackbar (toast) #115

jelbourn opened this Issue Feb 27, 2016 · 13 comments


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jelbourn commented Sep 2, 2016

Status update:
Design doc
Proof of concept


Closing this since we have an initial version

@jelbourn jelbourn closed this Oct 20, 2016

As Material Design specification says, a SnackBar may or may not have an action. There any way to add a SnackBar without any action for now?

@angular/material 2.0.0.alpha.9-3


@AlvaroOrduna I was able to add an actionless SnackBar by passing null as the actionLabel argument to

mhmo91 commented Nov 30, 2016

Duration doesn't work with me, it doesn't even exist in the config class
i'm using version "@angular/material": "^2.0.0-alpha.10",
Also, how about the color of the toaster? like danger, warning, success... thankss


@mhmo91 I don't think build with the duration property has been pushed to the npm feed yet. The commit in question was only made just under a couple of weeks ago.

cheresier commented Dec 15, 2016 edited

I have a suspicion that the viewContainerRef setting of MdSnackBarConfig is not working correctly. I have a component (let's call it CompanyComponent) that consists of one MdCard with a button inside of it. Pressing the button opens an MdSnackBar. Since each card has a button that opens a snack bar I want the snack bar to be anchored to the bottom of each card. Multiple instances of the CompanyComponent appear in the parent, AppComponent. I open the snack bar using the following code:

    @ViewChild(MdCard, { read: ViewContainerRef }) card;    
    showSnackbar() {'UPDATED', '', { viewContainerRef: this.card });

I confirmed in the debugger that this.card is defined and assigned a correct ViewContainerRef object.

Once again, I am trying to open the snack bar at the bottom of each card. However, the snack bar opens at the bottom of the browser view port instead (in the AppComponent, not attached to any individual instance of CompanyComponent or MdCard inside of it). Am I doing something wrong, or does there seem a to be a bug?


@cheresier That's not what viewContainer is for. Setting the viewContainer tells Angular where the loaded component lives in terms of dependency injection and change detection, but does not affect where it is rendered. Per material design spec, the snack bar always renders at the edge of the screen.


@jelbourn, a-ha! Got it. Thank you! Can you point to any other material component I should be using for this use case?


You may just want make your own component and conditionally show/hide it at the bottom of the card.

kuncevic commented Jan 3, 2017 edited

How would you control the position of the snackbar? I can see in the sample it is appearing just in the bottom. How would you display it in the right top corner ? And also how would you stack the multipe snackbars appearing on the screen?


@kuncevic See this comment above. I don't think the position of the snackbar is exposed to the end developer because the material spec doesn't allow it.

kuncevic commented Jan 3, 2017 edited

Just went thorugh this

Only one snackbar may be displayed at a time.

Snackbars animate upwards from the bottom edge of the screen.

So what I was asking for above is actually against the material spec. @jesselpalmer thanks for pointing that out.

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