Like the action bar, action lists are ideal for situations where an execution would apply to multiple items at once.
The action list type is determined both by the actions listed and the list’s relationship to nearby buttons.
Primary: Reserved for the strongest actions available, typically the only ones appearing in a given interface.
The style depends on the interface, not just in terms of available space, but also how nearby actions appear.
Label Only: Simply spell out the available actions—no visual flourish required.
Don'tlist a single action when one button will do.
Dolist more than one action that applies to all selected items.
Don'tlist actions in an illogical order.
Dokeep destructive actions anchored to the bottom.
An action list should appear near the right side of an interface, especially when used inside of an action bar.
Because an action bar provides primary actions for the items selected, an action list used within any action bar should always be primary.
Don'tuse a secondary or subtle action list in an action bar.
Doinclude additional primary actions.
Actions should always be verbs. If you can’t stick to a single word, max out with a three-word phrase.
Don'tuse a complete sentence for each action.
Dogive them a single directive for all selected items.
All item labels should follow our UI label guidelines. Use title case with no punctuation.
Don'tuse sentence case for an action.
Dotitle case the entire string.
|No guidelines exist for Android, Apple or or Windows (yet).|