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Checkboxes are used for a list of options where the user may select multiple options, including all or none.


Checkboxes should be used in forms that require submission and processing. The checkbox is shown as a square box that is ticked when it is activated. It allows the user to select one or more options among all the limited choices and requires a button press to confirm the user’s settings before they are committed.


Use when

  • Affording a binary selection, like accepting terms and conditions.
  • Affording multiple selections from a set of options.
  • Enabling selection of an object, such as a Card.
  • Affording selection of a row within a data Table.
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Checkboxes should be used for instances that require submission.

Don’t use when

  • A user can select only one option from a list. Use Radio Buttons instead. Checkboxes allow the user to select multiple items in a set whereas radio buttons allow the user to select only one option.
  • Turning a feature, mode, or functionality on and off. Instead, use a Switch.
  • Checking or unchecking elicits an immediate change in the UI or functionality, such as enabling a disabled field or revealing more controls. Instead, use a Switch.
  • Checking or unchecking elicits a change in background functionality without affecting the UI, like disabling an email notification. Instead, use a Switch.
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  • Bob Smith Online
  • Jane Doe Offline
  • Mary Smith Offline
  • Jack Ryan Offline
Don't use checkboxes to control UI elements. For this example, a Switch would be used instead.
What's changed
Date Version Notes Contributors
11/23/2020 1.0.0 Outline color changed to be accessible. Background color added for emphasis. E. Bohn, L. Kause, N. Springer