Just wondering whether this is possible? i.e. once a modal is open, close it by clicking anywhere on the grey backdrop?

I've tried invoking my custom close-modal function via:
- Adding onclick to the slds-backdrop div
- Adding onblur to the slds-modal__container div
- Adding onclick to the slds-modal (just wanted to see whether this would work)

None of these seem to work.


It is possible, my approach is/was to create a static resource with an eventlistener on clicks outside of the scope of my modal. i then referenced the static resource in my lightning component and on click I simply change the classes (add/remove)

For my actual modal, I have 1 eventlistener which on click I trigger an event.stopPropagation(); for example:

Object.addEventListener('click', function(e){

and for the rest of the component:

document.addEventListener('click', function(e){

in the end, I endup having a component:

<aura:component implements="interfaces" access="global" >
        scripts="{!$Resource.MyJsResource+ '/File.js'}" />

    <div class="slds">
    <div aria-hidden="true" role="dialog" class="slds-modal slds-modal--prompt slds-fade-in-hide" aura:id="modaldialog">
        <div class="slds-modal__container"> 

In addition to the previous answer. You can implement such logic within Aura-component without any imports:

<div role="dialog" aura:id="modal" class="slds-modal" onclick="{!c.closeModal}">
  <div class="slds-modal__container">
    <header class="slds-modal__header slds-modal__header_empty">
      <lightning:buttonIcon iconName="utility:close" alternativeText="Close" size="large" variant="bare-inverse" class="slds-modal__close"/>
    <div class="slds-modal__content" onclick="{!c.stopPropagation}">
      <!--modal content-->
<div class="slds-backdrop" aura:id="backdrop"></div>

Component methods:

showModal: function (cmp, evt, hlp) {

closeModal: function (cmp, evt, hlp) {
  //logic before closing module

stopPropagation: function (cmp, evt, hlp) {


toggleModal: function (cmp) {
  $A.util.toggleClass(cmp.find('modal'), 'slds-fade-in-open');
  $A.util.toggleClass(cmp.find('backdrop'), 'slds-backdrop--open');

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