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I have an Angular application where I have used mat-form fields (Material components) to build the forms. Here I am having a requirement to implement a read only mode.

I hope disabling all mat form fields with its default style will not be an option. It will be visually ugly and contextually confusing. So decided disable the mat-form field and override it's style. Options are

  1. Set border - hi light the mat-form element boarder
  2. Set background color - set background color to mat form field
  3. Remove all boarder and background color

Kindly share your thoughts which option is most suitable one for readonly mode?

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Thanks Nuwan

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I would recommend designing view mode fields as option #3 (remove border and background color). Keep the value/data as a simple text.

Option 1 and 2 provide less visual contrast and may cause the misunderstanding of the difference between editable fields and not editable.

Useful article: How to Properly Design Inline Edit Feature in Web Applications

Related question: Signifying to user that field is editable

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  • Thanks @Roman for your prompt feedback.
    – Nuwan
    Sep 16 at 2:23

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