I have developed new Modal using lightning desing system.In standard modal new button pop up appears on whole broweser lightning page. But when I desgined using SLDS it will come up but still salesforce header bar is accesible which will display on my modal component

Standar way : enter image description here

SLDS modal where header comes above the modal

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Component Code :

    <div class="slds-modal slds-fade-in-open" style="display:none;" aria-hidden="false" role="dialog" id="QuickInvestor_modal">
        <div class="slds-modal__container">
            <div class="slds-modal__header">
                <h2 class="slds-text-heading--medium">Quick Investor</h2> 
                <button class="slds-button slds-button--icon-inverse slds-modal__close" onclick="{!c.showModalBox}">
                    <c:svg class="slds-button__icon slds-button__icon--large"
                    <span class="slds-assistive-text">Close</span>
            <div class="slds-modal__content slds-p-around--medium">
                <div class="form-element__group">
                    <div class="slds-form-element__row">
                        <div class="slds-form-element slds-size--1-of-2">
                            <ui:inputText aura:id="newinvestor" label="Investor Contact Role"
                                          labelClass="slds-form-element__label" class="slds-input"/>
                        <div class="slds-form-element slds-size--1-of-2">
                            <ui:inputSelect aura:id="newinvestor" labelClass="slds-form-element__label" 
                                            required="false" class="slds-input" label="Default Email">
                                <ui:inputSelectOption text="Work1" label="Work1"/>
                                <ui:inputSelectOption text="Work2" label="Work2"/>
                <div class="form-element__group">
                    <div class="slds-form-element__row">
                        <div class="slds-form-element slds-size--1-of-2">
                            <ui:inputText aura:id="expname" label="Account Name"
                                          class="slds-input" labelClass="slds-form-element__label"   value="{!v.quickinvestor.Name}"

                        <div class="slds-form-element slds-size--1-of-2">
                            <ui:inputNumber aura:id="expname" label="Email Salutation"
                <!-- -----------Fields --------------------------------->
            <div class="slds-modal__footer">
                <button class="slds-button slds-button--neutral">Cancel</button>
                <button class="slds-button slds-button--neutral slds-button--brand">Save</button>
     <div class="slds-backdrop slds-backdrop--open" id="QuickInvestorBackground" style="display:none;"></div> 

  • can you share your component code as well Jul 29, 2016 at 3:54
  • Shared the code
    – amar
    Jul 29, 2016 at 4:23

2 Answers 2


It is because of the header's z-index:
enter image description here

Also, you might not want the page scrollable when the modal is displayed enter image description here

The workaround is to override the css:
add a < style > block and aura:attribute for the css style

    <aura:attribute name="cssStyle" type="String" />

then add a function in the controller to change the css

overrideHeaderStyle : function(component, event, helper){
    component.set("v.cssStyle", ".forceStyle .viewport.oneHeader.desktop {z-index:0} .forceStyle.desktop .viewport{overflow:hidden}");

This is the result: enter image description here

  • Is this still the preferred way of doing it?
    – Eric
    Jan 10, 2017 at 22:32
  • 1
    Hi Eric, I still couldn't find any solution from SF side. So, looks like I have to keep using this.
    – Yiqin
    Feb 16, 2017 at 22:16
  • Not working when to load the modal onLoad of the screen, is there something else to achieve the same functionality ? Aug 24, 2017 at 17:38

As of Winter '18, you can display modals via the lightning:overlayLibrary component and know that it'll display itself properly as an out-of-the-box standard lightning component.

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