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Important note about accessibility: In version 1.3 of the schema we introduced a label property on Inputs to improve accessibility. If the Host app you are targeting supports v1.3 you should use label instead of a TextBlock as seen in some samples below. Once most Host apps have updated to the latest version we will update the samples accordingly.

Action.ShowCard

Defines an AdaptiveCard which is shown to the user when the button or link is clicked.

Property Type Required Description Version
type "Action.ShowCard" Yes Must be "Action.ShowCard". 1.0
card AdaptiveCard No The Adaptive Card to show. Inputs in ShowCards will not be submitted if the submit button is located on a parent card. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/adaptive-cards/authoring-cards/input-validation for more details. 1.0

Inherited properties

Property Type Required Description Version
title string No Label for button or link that represents this action. 1.0
iconUrl uri No Optional icon to be shown on the action in conjunction with the title. Supports data URI in version 1.2+ 1.1
id string No A unique identifier associated with this Action. 1.0
style ActionStyle No Controls the style of an Action, which influences how the action is displayed, spoken, etc. 1.2
fallback Action, FallbackOption No Describes what to do when an unknown element is encountered or the requires of this or any children can’t be met. 1.2
tooltip string No Defines text that should be displayed to the end user as they hover the mouse over the action, and read when using narration software. 1.5
isEnabled boolean No, default: true Determines whether the action should be enabled. 1.5
mode ActionMode No, default: "primary" Determines whether the action should be displayed as a button or in the overflow menu. 1.5
requires Dictionary<string> No A series of key/value pairs indicating features that the item requires with corresponding minimum version. When a feature is missing or of insufficient version, fallback is triggered. 1.2

Example

JSON
{
	"$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
	"type": "AdaptiveCard",
	"version": "1.0",
	"body": [
		{
			"type": "TextBlock",
			"text": "This card's action will show another card"
		}
	],
	"actions": [
		{
			"type": "Action.ShowCard",
			"title": "Action.ShowCard",
			"card": {
				"type": "AdaptiveCard",
				"body": [
					{
						"type": "TextBlock",
						"text": "What do you think?"
					}
				],
				"actions": [
					{
						"type": "Action.Submit",
						"title": "Neat!"
					}
				]
			}
		}
	]
}
Adaptive Card

Properties

card

The Adaptive Card to show. Inputs in ShowCards will not be submitted if the submit button is located on a parent card. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/adaptive-cards/authoring-cards/input-validation for more details.

  • Type: AdaptiveCard
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • AdaptiveCard

title

Label for button or link that represents this action.

  • Type: string
  • Required: No

iconUrl

Optional icon to be shown on the action in conjunction with the title. Supports data URI in version 1.2+

  • Type: uri
  • Version : 1.1
  • Required: No

id

A unique identifier associated with this Action.

  • Type: string
  • Required: No

style

Controls the style of an Action, which influences how the action is displayed, spoken, etc.

  • Type: ActionStyle
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • "default": Action is displayed as normal
    • "positive": Action is displayed with a positive style (typically the button becomes accent color)
    • "destructive": Action is displayed with a destructive style (typically the button becomes red)

fallback

Describes what to do when an unknown element is encountered or the requires of this or any children can't be met.

  • Type: Action, FallbackOption
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No
  • Allowed values:
    • Action.Execute
    • Action.OpenUrl
    • Action.ShowCard
    • Action.Submit
    • Action.ToggleVisibility
    • "drop": Causes this element to be dropped immediately when unknown elements are encountered. The unknown element doesn't bubble up any higher.

tooltip

Defines text that should be displayed to the end user as they hover the mouse over the action, and read when using narration software.

  • Type: string
  • Version : 1.5
  • Required: No
JSON
{
	"type": "AdaptiveCard",
	"$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
	"version": "1.5",
	"body": [
		{
			"label": "Please enter your name below:",
			"type": "Input.Text",
			"id": "name"
		}
	],
	"actions": [
		{
			"type": "Action.Execute",
			"title": "Submit",
			"tooltip": "Click here to add your name to the waiting list."
		}
	]
}
Adaptive Card

isEnabled

Determines whether the action should be enabled.

  • Type: boolean
  • Version : 1.5
  • Required: No, default: true
JSON
{
  "type": "AdaptiveCard",
  "$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
  "version": "1.5",
  "body": [
    {
      "type": "TextBlock",
      "text": "Disabled Execute Button",
      "wrap": true
    }
  ],
  "actions": [
    {
      "type": "Action.Execute",
      "title": "Enabled"
    },
    {
      "type": "Action.Execute",
      "title": "Disabled",
      "isEnabled": false
    }
  ]
}
Adaptive Card

mode

Determines whether the action should be displayed as a button or in the overflow menu.

  • Type: ActionMode
  • Version : 1.5
  • Required: No, default: "primary"
  • Allowed values:
    • "primary": Action is displayed as a button.
    • "secondary": Action is placed in an overflow menu (typically a popup menu under a ... button).
JSON
{
	"type": "AdaptiveCard",
	"$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
	"version": "1.5",
	"body": [
		{
			"type": "TextBlock",
			"text": "Please confirm your data:",
			"wrap": true,
			"style": "heading"
		},
		{
			"type": "FactSet",
			"facts": [
				{
					"title": "First Name",
					"value": "John"
				},
				{
					"title": "Last Name",
					"value": "Smith"
				},
				{
					"title": "Phone number ",
					"value": "(555) 555-5555"
				}
			]
		}
	],
	"actions": [
		{
			"type": "Action.Execute",
			"title": "Confirm data"
		},
		{
			"type": "Action.Execute",
			"title": "Edit data",
			"data": "edit",
			"mode": "secondary"
		},
		{
			"type": "Action.Execute",
			"title": "Delete data",
			"data": "delete",
			"mode": "secondary"
		}
	]
}
Adaptive Card

requires

A series of key/value pairs indicating features that the item requires with corresponding minimum version. When a feature is missing or of insufficient version, fallback is triggered.

  • Type: Dictionary<string>
  • Version : 1.2
  • Required: No