Quick Picks

Quick Picks are an easy way to perform actions and receive input from the user. This is helpful when selecting a configuration option, needing to filter content, or picking from a list of items.

Quick Pick example

✔️ Do

  • Use icons for clear metaphors
  • Use the description for displaying the current items (if applicable)
  • Use the detail for providing (brief) additional context
  • Use the multi-step pattern for a series of basic inputs
  • Provide an option to create a new item when picking from a list (if applicable)
  • Use a title for multi-step quick picks
  • Use a title for quick picks without a text input
  • Use a title for quick picks asking for text input (use the placeholder to show a hint or example)
  • Use a title for quick picks featuring global buttons (e.g. a refresh icon)

❌ Don't

  • Repeat existing functionality
  • Use the same icon for multiple items
  • Use more than six icons in a list
  • Use a title when the placeholder can describe the purpose on its own
  • Use inputs without a placeholder

Multiple Steps

Quick Picks can be configured to feature multiple steps. Use these when you need to capture related-but-separate selections in a single flow. Avoid using quick picks for long flows with many steps—they aren't well suited to function as a wizard or similarly complex experience.

Multi-step Quick Pick example

Notes the "1/3" text in the Quick Pick title that indicates the current and total number of steps in the flow.

Multiple Selections

Use a multi-select quick pick for closely-related selections that need to be selected in one step.

Multi-step Quick Pick example


Quick Picks can be also be configured to show a title bar above the main input and selection UI. Use a title when the user needs more context for the selection being made. Avoid using a title that uses a label already used in the Quick Pick's input placeholder.

Multi-step Quick Pick example

Using Separators

Quick Pick Items can be grouped into clear sections using Quick Pick Separators. These feature a divider and label to clearly show the section. Use separators if the extension features a quick pick containing multiple obvious groups of selections.

Quick Pick with separators