The Ignite UI for Angular Toast component provides information and warning messages that are non-interactive and cannot be dismissed by the user. Notifications can be displayed at the bottom, the middle, or the top of the page.



First Steps

To get started with the Toast component, first you need to import the IgxToastModule in our app.module.ts file:

// app.module.ts

import { IgxToastModule } from 'igniteui-angular';

    imports: [..., IgxToastModule],
export class AppModule {}

Show Toast

In order to display the toast component, use its show() method and call it on a button click. Use the message input to set a notification.


<button igxButton="raised" (click)="">Show notification</button>
<igx-toast #toast message="Notification displayed"></igx-toast>

If the sample is configured properly, a toast appears displaying a notification when the button is clicked.


Hide/Auto Hide

Once opened, the toast disappears after a period specified by the displayTime input which is set initially to 4000 milliseconds. This behavior is enabled by default but you can change this by setting autoHide to false. This way, the toast remains visible. Using the toast hide() method, you can close the component.


<button igxButton="raised" (click)="">Show Toast</button>
<button igxButton="raised" (click)="toast.hide()">Hide Toast</button>
<igx-toast #toast message="Notification displayed" [autoHide]="false"></igx-toast>

If the sample is configured properly, the toast appears when the 'Show' button is clicked. The auto hide feature is disabled and the toast disappears on 'Hide' button click.

Display Time

Use displayTime and set it to an interval in milliseconds to configure how long the toast component is visible.


<button igxButton="raised" (click)="">Show notification</button>
<igx-toast #toast message="Notification displayed" displayTime="1000"></igx-toast>

If the sample is configured properly, the toast auto hides faster.


Use position to configure where the toast appears. By default, it is displayed at the bottom of the page. In the sample below, we set notification to appear at the top position.


    <button igxButton="raised" (click)="show(toast)">Show notification on top</button>
    <igx-toast #toast message="Notification displayed" [position]="toastPosition"></igx-toast>
// sample.component.ts

import { IgxToastPosition } from 'igniteui-angular';

public toastPosition: IgxToastPosition;
public show(toast) {
    this.toastPosition = IgxToastPosition.Top;;


To get started with styling the toast, we need to import the index file, where all the theme functions and component mixins live:

@import '~igniteui-angular/lib/core/styles/themes/index';

Following the simplest approach, we create a new theme that extends the igx-toast-theme and accepts the $shadow, $background, $text-color and the $border-radius parameters.

$custom-toast-theme: igx-toast-theme(
    $background: #dedede,
    $text-color: #151515,
    $border-radius: 12px

Using CSS variables

The last step is to pass the custom toast theme:

@include igx-css-vars($custom-toast-theme);

Using mixins

In order to style components for older browsers, like Internet Explorer 11, we have to use a different approach, since it doesn't support CSS variables.

If the component is using the Emulated ViewEncapsulation, it is necessary to penetrate this encapsulation using ::ng-deep. To prevent the custom theme to leak into other components, be sure to include the :host selector before ::ng-deep:

:host {
    ::ng-deep {
        // Pass the custom toast theme to the `igx-toast` mixin
        @include igx-toast($custom-toast-theme);

Using color palettes

Instead of hardcoding the color values, like we just did, we can achieve greater flexibility in terms of colors by using the igx-palette and igx-color functions.

igx-palette generates a color palette based on the primary and secondary colors that are passed:

$white-color: #dedede;
$black-color: #151515;

$light-toast-palette: igx-palette($primary: $white-color, $secondary: $black-color);

And then with igx-color we can easily retrieve color from the palette.

$custom-toast-theme: igx-toast-theme(
    $background: igx-color($light-toast-palette, "primary", 400),
    $text-color: igx-color($light-toast-palette, "secondary", 400),
    $border-radius: 12px

The igx-color and igx-palette are powerful functions for generating and retrieving colors. Please refer to the Palettes topic for detailed guidance on how to use them.

Using schemas

You can build a robust and flexible structure that benefits from schemas. A schema is a recipe of a theme.

Extend one of the two predefined schemas, that are provided for every component, in this case - light-toast schema:

//  Extending the toast schema
$light-toast-schema: extend($_light-toast,
        background: (
            igx-color: ("primary", 400)
        text-color: (
            igx-color: ("secondary", 400)
        border-radius: 12px

In order to apply our custom schemas we have to extend one of the globals (light or dark), which is basically pointing out the components with a custom schema, and after that add it to the respective component themes:

// Extending the global light-schema
$custom-light-schema: extend($light-schema,(
    igx-toast: $light-toast-schema

// Defining toast with the global light schema
$custom-toast-theme: igx-toast-theme(
  $palette: $light-toast-palette,
  $schema: $custom-light-schema

Don't forget to include the themes in the same way as it was demonstrated above.

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