UI Elements

UI Elements

Box UI Elements are pre-built UI components that allow developers to add elements of the main Box web application into their own applications. They can be used to navigate through, upload, preview, and select content stored on Box and are available both as React components and framework-agnostic JavaScript libraries.

Available Elements

Box offers several UI Elements to create common user experiences with files and folders in an application.

The available UI Elements are:

  • Content Explorer- Allow users to search and browse through files and folders
  • Content Open With - Allow users to open content stored in box with a partner application using an embedded dropdown

We no longer support the OpenWith UI element for any new customers as of December 21, 2021.

  • Content Picker - Allow users to select files or folders from their Box account
  • Content Preview - Display interactive viewers for documents, images, audio, video, and more
  • Content Sidebar - Display a sidebar for file metadata and activity feed information
  • Content Uploader - Allow users to upload files by selecting or using drag-and-drop

UI Elements can be used in isolation or joined together to construct common user flows with content, such as uploading and then viewing a file.