Selection controls allow users to select options, make decisions and set preferences.
Selection controls are to be visible and understandable at a quick glance. Selected options are more visible than unselected. Selection controls are always accompanied with a clear label. Make sure that the labels are surrounded with a
Clickbound that activates the selection control as well as the control itself.
- Do not mix different selection controls within a grouped list.
- Do not use a selection control without a label.
- Do not resize any of the selection controls.
Switches allow users to toggle a single item between two possible states, taking immediate action. The most common states for a switch is “on/off”. There are two variations of the switch provided:
Small switch and
Switch. The small switch is best for tight spaces and should be used with caution.
- Do not nest switches, use checkboxes instead.
Small switch on
Small switch off
Checkboxes allow users to select one or more items from a list. Checkboxes can be used to turn an option on or off. Generally, checkboxes are used with a confirmation action, however, they can also take immediate effect. The default state of a checkbox is having no option selected.
Checkboxes can be nested children.
- When a parent checkbox is selected, all following children are selected.
- When a parent checkbox is unselected, all following children are unselected.
- When a child is unselected while other children are selected, the parent checkbox becomes indeterminate.
Radio buttons allow users to choose one single option from a list of mutually exclusive options. The default state of a radio button is to have one option selected.
- Do not use radio buttons when the user can select more than one item.
- Do not use a radio button without one item being selected by default.