For Developers

Canvas Kit v6 Upgrade Guide

Below are the breaking changes made in Canvas Kit v6. Please reach out if you have any questions about the update.

Codemod

Please use our codemod package to automatically update your code to work with a majority of the breaking changes in the upgrade from Canvas Kit v5 to v6:

> npx @workday/canvas-kit-codemod v6 [path]

Note: This codemod only works on .js, .jsx, .ts, and .tsx extensions. You may need to make some manual changes in other file types (.json, .mdx, .md, etc.).

Note: You may need to run your linter after executing the codemod, as it's resulting formatting (spacing, quotes, etc.) may not match your project's styling.

Breaking changes accounted for by this codemod will be marked with a .

Please verify all changes made by the codemod. As a safety precaution, we recommend committing the changes from the codemod as a single isolated commit (separate from other changes) so you can rollback more easily if necessary.

Let us know if you encounter any issues or use cases that we've missed. The @workday/canvas-kit-codemod package will help us maintain additional codemod transforms to make future upgrades easier.

Component Deprecations

Deprecation Types

There are two types of deprecations: soft and hard.

Soft Deprecation

A soft-deprecated component is still available with its full functionality, but it will have been renamed with a prefix to indicate its soft-deprecated status. It will also include a console warning to announce its deprecation. This warning will only be triggered on the component's initial render.

Soft-deprecated types and utilities will also be renamed but generally will not trigger a console warning.

Hard Deprecation

A hard-deprecated component or package is no longer available. You will need to follow the method prescribed in our upgrade guide to update your application. Please reach out to our team directly if you need additional help.

We are soft deprecating CookieBanner. It has been renamed to DeprecatedCookieBanner. Similarly, CookieBannerProps has been renamed to DeprecatedCookieBannerProps. You may continue to use this component exactly as you did in v5, but note that we plan to hard-deprecate it in Canvas Kit v7.

The codemod will rename CookieBanner and CookieBannerProps to their deprecated names:

// v5
import CookieBanner, {CookieBannerProps} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react/cookie-banner';
export const CustomCookieBanner = (props: CookieBannerProps) => {
return <CookieBanner notice={CookieBanner.DefaultNotice} {...props} />;
};
// v6
import DeprecatedCookieBanner, {
DeprecatedCookieBannerProps,
} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react/cookie-banner';
export const CustomCookieBanner = (props: DeprecatedCookieBannerProps) => {
return <DeprecatedCookieBanner notice={DeprecatedCookieBanner.DefaultNotice} {...props} />;
};
// v5
import {CookieBanner, CookieBannerProps} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react';
interface CustomCookieBannerProps extends CookieBannerProps {
// custom page header props
}
export const CustomCookieBanner = (props: CustomCookieBannerProps) => {
return <CookieBanner notice={CookieBanner.DefaultNotice} {...props} />;
};
// v6
import {DeprecatedCookieBanner, DeprecatedCookieBannerProps} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react';
interface CustomCookieBannerProps extends DeprecatedCookieBannerProps {
// custom page header props
}
export const CustomCookieBanner = (props: CustomCookieBannerProps) => {
return <DeprecatedCookieBanner notice={DeprecatedCookieBanner.DefaultNotice} {...props} />;
};

Header & Global Header

We are soft deprecating Header and GlobalHeader and their related exports. They has been renamed to DeprecatedHeader and DeprecatedGlobalHeader, respectively. You may continue to use these components exactly as you did in v5, but note that we plan to hard-deprecate this package in Canvas Kit v7.

Note: SearchBar is not being deprecated but will instead move to its own dedictated package. You can read more here.

The codemod will handle all these changes automatically:

  • Rename import specifiers
    • DubLogoTitle becomes DeprecatedDubLogoTitle
    • GlobalHeader becomes DeprecatedGlobalHeader
    • Header becomes DeprecatedHeader
    • HeaderHeight becomes DeprecatedHeaderHeight
    • HeaderTheme becomes DeprecatedHeaderTheme
    • HeaderVariant becomes DeprecatedHeaderVariant
    • ThemeAttributes becomes DeprecatedHeaderThemeAttributes
    • Themes becomes DeprecatedHeaderThemes
    • WorkdayLogoTitle becomes DeprecatedWorkdayLogoTitle
    • themes becomes deprecatedHeaderThemes
  • Rename JSX identifiers
    • <DubLogoTitle> becomes <DeprecatedDubLogoTitle>
    • <GlobalHeader> becomes <DeprecatedGlobalHeader>
    • <Header> becomes <DeprecatedHeader>
    • <WorkdayLogoTitle> becomes <DeprecatedWorkdayLogoTitle>
  • Rename type references and interface declarations
    • type CustomHeaderHeight = HeaderHeight; becomes type CustomHeaderHeight = DeprecatedHeaderHeight;
    • type CustomHeaderTheme = HeaderTheme; becomes type CustomHeaderTheme = DeprecatedHeaderTheme;
    • type CustomHeaderVariant = HeaderVariant; becomes type CustomHeaderVariant = DeprecatedHeaderVariant;
    • type CustomThemeAttributes = ThemeAttributes; becomes type CustomThemeAttributes = DeprecatedHeaderThemeAttributes;
    • type CustomThemes = Themes; becomes type CustomThemes = DeprecatedHeaderThemes;
  • Rename member expressions
    • HeaderHeight.Small becomes DeprecatedHeaderHeight.Small
    • HeaderTheme.White becomes DeprecatedHeaderTheme.White
    • HeaderVariant.Full becomes DeprecatedHeaderVariant.Full
    • themes.Blue becomes deprecatedHeaderThemes.Blue
    • Header.Variant.Global becomes DeprecatedHeader.Variant.Global
// v5
import Header, {DubLogoTitle, GlobalHeader} from '@workday/canvas-kit-labs-react/header';
const CustomGlobalHeader = props => {
return (
<GlobalHeader
brand={
<a href="#">
<DubLogoTitle themeColor={Header.Theme.White} />
</a>
}
{...props}
/>
);
};
// v6
import DeprecatedHeader, {
DeprecatedDubLogoTitle,
DeprecatedGlobalHeader,
} from '@workday/canvas-kit-labs-react/header';
const CustomGlobalHeader = props => {
return (
<DeprecatedGlobalHeader
brand={
<a href="#">
<DeprecatedDubLogoTitle themeColor={DeprecatedHeader.Theme.White} />
</a>
}
{...props}
/>
);
};

You may continue to use this component exactly as you did in v5, but note that we plan to hard-deprecate it in Canvas Kit v7. If you would like to migrate away from this deprecated component now, you can reference this example instead.

We are soft-deprecating PageHeader. It has been renamed to DeprecatedPageHeader. Similarly, PageHeaderProps has been renamed to DeprecatedPageHeaderProps. You may continue to use this component exactly as you did in v5, but note that we plan to hard-deprecate it in Canvas Kit v7.

The codemod will rename PageHeader and PageHeaderProps to their deprecated names:

// v5
import PageHeader, {PageHeaderProps} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react/page-header';
export const CustomPageHeader = (props: PageHeaderProps) => {
return <PageHeader {...props} />;
};
// v6
import DeprecatedPageHeader, {
DeprecatedPageHeaderProps,
} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react/page-header';
export const CustomPageHeader = (props: DeprecatedPageHeaderProps) => {
return <DeprecatedPageHeader {...props} />;
};
// v5
import {PageHeader, PageHeaderProps} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react';
interface CustomPageHeaderProps extends PageHeaderProps {
// custom page header props
}
export const CustomPageHeader = (props: CustomPageHeaderProps) => {
return <PageHeader {...props} />;
};
// v6
import {DeprecatedPageHeader, DeprecatedPageHeaderProps} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react';
interface CustomPageHeaderProps extends DeprecatedPageHeaderProps {
// custom page header props
}
export const CustomPageHeader = (props: CustomPageHeaderProps) => {
return <DeprecatedPageHeader {...props} />;
};

You may continue to use this component exactly as you did in v5, but note that we plan to hard-deprecate it in Canvas Kit v7. If you would like to migrate away from this deprecated component now, you can reference this example instead.

Component Migrations

SeachBar is being renamed to SearchForm and is moving out of @workday/canvas-kit-labs-react/header into its own dedicated package, @workday/canvas-kit-labs-react/search-form. The component has not been modified and you may continue to use this component exactly as you did in v5.

The codemod will handle all these changes automatically:

  • Rename import sources
    • @workday/canvas-kit-labs-react/header becomes @workday/canvas-kit-labs-react/search-form
  • Rename import specifiers
    • SearchBar becomes SearchForm
    • SearchBarProps becomes SearchFormProps
    • SearchBarState becomes SearchFormState
  • Rename JSX identifiers
    • <SearchBar> becomes <SearchForm>
  • Rename type references and interface declarations
    • type CustomSearchProps = SearchBarProps; becomes type CustomSearchProps = SearchFormProps;
    • interface CustomSearchProps extends SearchBarProps becomes interface CustomSearchProps extends SearchFormProps
// v5
import {
SearchBar,
SearchBarProps,
SearchBarState,
SearchThemeAttributes,
SearchTheme,
} from '@workday/canvas-kit-labs-react/header';
const CustomSearchForm = (props: SearchFormProps) => {
return <SearchForm searchTheme={SearchTheme.Dark} {...props} />;
};
// v6
import {
SearchForm,
SearchFormProps,
SearchFormState,
SearchThemeAttributes,
SearchTheme,
} from '@workday/canvas-kit-labs-react/search-form';
const CustomSearchForm = (props: SearchFormProps) => {
return <SearchForm searchTheme={SearchTheme.Dark} {...props} />;
};

Name Updates

Depth Tokens

The CanvasDepthValue type has been renamed to CanvasDepthValues to be more consistent with our other token type names, such as CanvasBorderRadiusValues, CanvasSpaceValues, and CanvasSpaceNumberValues.

The codemod will handle this rename transformation automatically:

// v5
import {CanvasDepthValue} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react/tokens';
type CustomDepthValues = CanvasDepthValue;
interface OtherCustomDepthValues extends CanvasDepthValue {}
// v6
import {CanvasDepthValues} from '@workday/canvas-kit-react/tokens';
type CustomDepthValues = CanvasDepthValues;
interface OtherCustomDepthValues extends CanvasDepthValues {}

Theme Breakpoint Updates

Our default theme breakpoints have been updated to match the viewport ranges described in our design guidelines. We also updated ActionBar's media query to align with this change. Those changes are described in the section below. If you are using these default breakpoints, you will need to do visual regression testing to ensure there are no adverse effects to your application's layout. If you have questions about this testing, please reach out to our team.

Below is a reference table for the V5 and V6 breakpoint values.

Breakpoint NameV5 Value (px)V6 Value (px)
zero00
s600320
m900768
l12801024
xl19201440

Also for reference, these are our viewport ranges:

  • small (320px - 767px) Used for mobile-sized screens
  • medium (768px - 1023px) Used for tablet-sized screens
  • large - (1024px - 1439px) Used for laptop and small desktop screens
  • extra-large (1440px) Used for very large screens

Action Bar

ActionBar was updated to use the new breakpoint values. It previously had two media queries with max-width: 575px. They now use max-width: 767.5px the upper limit of the small range. This will have two effects for this component:

  • Container padding will decrease from s (16px) to xxs (8px) on all viewports less than 768px wide
    • This was previously happening only on viewports less than 576px wide
  • Button order will be reversed on all viewports less than 768px wide
    • This was previously happening only on viewports less than 576px wide

These changes in behavior are intentional and expected.

Tabs Component

The Tabs API changed to support a responsive layout (#1325). The model API was updated to support more generic behaviors to allow for other components to support responsive layouts using the same models and behaviors. The most notable changes were concerning the state and events around tab selection. The verb "select" was chosen to more accurately reflect selection for more component types. Also selection of lists (which Tabs is based on) can support single or multiple selection. Selection is now stored on state as an array of selected keys.

// v5
const model = useTabsModel({
shouldActivate,
onActivate,
});
console.log('Selected tab', model.state.activeTab);
model.events.activate({tab: tabName});
// v6
const model = useTabsModel({
shouldSelect,
onSelect,
});
console.log('Selected tab', model.state.selectedKey[0]);
model.events.select({id: tabName});

The Tabs component can now handle responsive containers, but the support is not automatic. You must use the dynamic API and provide an overflow menu subcomponent. The dynamic API doesn't know the shape of your object, so render props must be used to instruct React how to render each item.

// Use `useState` because React will give the same reference each render
const [items] = React.useState([
{id: 'first', text: 'First Tab', contents: 'First Tab Content'},
{id: 'second', text: 'Second Tab', contents: 'Second Tab Content'},
]);
return (
<Tabs items={items}>
<Tabs.List overflowButton={<Tabs.OverflowButton>More</Tabs.OverflowButton>}>
{item => <Tabs.Item name={item.id}>{item.text}</Tabs.Item>}
</Tabs.List>
<Tabs.Menu.Popper>
<Tabs.Menu.Card maxWidth={300} maxHeight={200}>
<Tabs.Menu.List>
{(item: MyTabItem) => <Tabs.Menu.Item name={item.id}>{item.text}</Tabs.Menu.Item>}
</Tabs.Menu.List>
</Tabs.Menu.Card>
</Tabs.Menu.Popper>
</Tabs>
);

Button Updates

All button updates for V6 are limited to our Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary buttons. Most of the button updates are small visual adjustments:

  • We tightened up tighten the spacing for visual balance and added our new type hierarchy.
  • We adjusted icon sizes for uniformity:
    • large: 24px x 24px
    • medium: 20px x 20px
    • small: 20px x 20px
    • extraSmall: 18px x 18px
  • We also adjusted the opacity for their disabled state so they behave more appropriately on varied / dark backgrounds.

These changes are automatic when you upgrade and do not require any manual updates in your codebase. However, they will likely cause any automated visual regression tests to fail, and you will need to update your tests accordingly. We do not expect these minor adjustments to create significant layout shifts in your UI. But, as with any visual update, you will want to review your UI to ensure there are no adverse effects.

We also added some net-new features:

  • All buttons have a new extraSmall size.
  • Icons are now supported for all sizes.
  • PrimaryButton has a new inverse variant.

All these changes are described in detail by button type in the sections below.

Primary Button

Primary Disabled State

Previously the button's disabled state had a blueberry200 background, but it now uses the default blueberry400 and sets the entire button to 40% opacity. This creates more consistency for the disabled states across all our buttons.

Primary Large

The padding for large PrimaryButtons has been slightly adjusted for more visual balance and to take up a bit less layout space. Specifically we:

  • decreased the space between the button icon and text from 12px to 8px
  • decreased the space between the button container and the icon from 28px to 24px

Primary Medium

The icon size for medium PrimaryButtons has been decreased from 24px to 20px, but the overall height of the button will remain the same.

Primary Small

We now support icons for small PrimaryButtons. The icons are 20px x 20px.

Primary Extra Small

We added a new size, extraSmall to our PrimaryButtons. These are particularly helpful for use cases where you have dense UI or tight layout constraints such as tables.

Secondary Button

Secondary Large

The padding for large SecondaryButtons has been slightly adjusted for more visual balance and to take up a bit less layout space. Specifically we:

  • decreased the space between the button icon and text from 12px to 8px
  • decreased the space between the button container and the icon from 28px to 24px

Secondary Medium

The icon size for medium SecondaryButtons has been decreased from 24px to 20px, but the overall height of the button will remain the same.

Secondary Small

We now support icons for small SecondaryButtons. The icons are 20px x 20px.

Secondary Extra Small

We added a new size, extraSmall to our SecondaryButtons. These are particularly helpful for use cases where you have dense UI or tight layout constraints such as tables.

Tertiary Button

Tertiary Default

We added an underline to the button text for all states to help distinguish it from the SecondaryButton and create more visual consistency.

Tertiary Disabled

As with our other buttons, we updated the disabled state to set the entire button to 40% opacity. They were previously using our light theme color at 50% opacity for icons and text.

Tertiary Medium

The medium TertiaryButton now uses our new type hierarchy and adjusted the padding, but the overall size of the button will stay the same. Specifically, we:

  • decreased the space between the button icon and text from 8px to 4px

Tertiary Small

The small TertiaryButton now uses our new type hierarchy and adjusted the padding, but the overall size of the button will stay the same. Specifically, we:

  • decreased the space between the button icon and text from 8px to 4px
  • increased the container padding outside the button text when an icon is present from 8px to 12px

Tertiary Extra Small

We added a new size, extraSmall to our TertiaryButtons. These are particularly helpful for use cases where you have dense UI or tight layout constraints such as tables.

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