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This is an illustration of a Themed Checkbox component with default configuration.
size
isInvalid
isDisabled
<Checkbox size="md" isInvalid={false} isDisabled={false}>
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Label</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>

API Reference

Import

To use this component in your project, include the following import statement in your file.
import { Checkbox } from '@gluestack-ui/themed';

Anatomy

The structure provided below can help you identify and understand a Checkbox component's various parts.
export default () => (
<CheckboxGroup>
<Checkbox>
<CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxIcon />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel />
</Checkbox>
</CheckboxGroup>
)

Component Props

This section provides a comprehensive reference list for the component props, detailing descriptions, properties, types, and default behavior for easy project integration.

Checkbox

Contains all Checkbox related layout style props and actions. It inherits all the properties of React Native's View component.
Prop
Type
Default
Description
value
string
-
The value to be used in the checkbox input. This is the value that will be returned on form submission.
onChange
(value: boolean) => void
-
Function called when the state of the checkbox changes.
defaultIsChecked
bool
false
If true, the checkbox will be initially checked.
isChecked
bool
false
When true, the checkbox will be checked. You'll need to pass onChange to update it's value (since it's now controlled).
isDisabled
bool
false
To manually set disable to the checkbox.
isInvalid
bool
false
To manually set invalid to the checkbox.
isReadOnly
bool
false
To manually set read-only to the checkbox.
isHovered
bool
false
To manually set hover to the checkbox.
isFocusVisible
bool
false
To manually set focus visible state to the checkbox.
isIndeterminate
bool
false
To manually set indeterminate to the checkbox.
Descendants Styling Props Props to style child components.
Sx Prop
Description
_text
Prop to style CheckboxLabel Component
_icon
Prop to style CheckboxIcon Component
_indicator
Prop to style CheckboxIndicator Component

CheckboxIndicator

Contains all indicators related layout style props and actions. It inherits all the properties of React Native's View component.

CheckboxIcon

Contains all Icon related layout style props and actions. It inherits all the properties of gluestack Style's AsForwarder component.

CheckboxLabel

Contains all Label related layout style props and actions. It inherits all the properties of React Native's Text component.

CheckboxGroup

Contains all Group related layout style props and actions. It inherits all the properties of React Native's View component.
Prop
Type
Default
Description
value
string[]
-
The value of the checkbox group.
onChange
(values: Array<string>) => void
-
The callback fired when any children Checkbox is checked or unchecked.
isDisabled
bool
false
To manually set disable to the checkbox.
isInvalid
bool
false
To manually set invalid to the checkbox.
isReadOnly
bool
false
To manually set read-only to the checkbox.

Features

  • Keyboard support for actions.
  • Support for hover, focus and active states.

Accessibility

We have outlined the various features that ensure the Checkbox component is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. These features help ensure that your application is inclusive and meets accessibility standards.Adheres to the WAI-ARIA design pattern.

Keyboard

  • Tab: Moves focus to the next focusable element.
  • Shift + Tab: Moves focus to the previous focusable element.
  • Space: To check or uncheck focused checkbox.

Screen Reader

  • VoiceOver: When the checkbox is focused, the screen reader will announce it's a checkbox and it's current state (check or uncheck) and it's label.

Focus Management

  • The onFocus and onBlur props to manage focus states and provide visual cues to users. This is especially important for users who rely on keyboard navigation.

States

  • In error state, aria-invalid will be passed to indicate that the radio input has an error, and providing support for an aria-errormessage to describe the error in more detail.
  • In disabled state, aria-hidden will be passed to make radio input not focusable.
  • In required state, aria-required will be passed to indicate that the radio input is required.

Themed

The themed version of the component is a pre-styled version of the component, which allows you to quickly integrate the component into your project. The component's design and functionality are fully defined, allowing you to focus on the more important aspects of your project. To know more about Themed Library please visit this link.

Props

Checkbox component is created using Pressable component from react-native. It extends all the props supported by React Native Pressable, utility props and the props mentioned below.

Checkbox

Name
Value
Default
size
lg | md | sm
md
Note: These props are exclusively applicable when utilizing the default configuration of gluestack-ui/config. If you are using a custom theme, these props may not be available.

Examples

The Examples section provides visual representations of the different variants of the component, allowing you to quickly and easily determine which one best fits your needs. Simply copy the code and integrate it into your project.

Multiple Checkbox

Checkbox provide a mutually exclusive selection mechanism, allowing users to choose a multiple option from a set of related choices.
function App() {
const [values, setValues] = useState(["Eng"])
return (
<CheckboxGroup
value={values}
onChange={(keys) => {
setValues(keys)
}}
>
<VStack space="3xl">
<Checkbox value="Eng">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Framer</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox value="invison">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Invision Studio</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox value="adobe">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Adobe XD</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
</VStack>
</CheckboxGroup>
)
}

Horizontal

A horizontal component incorporating a checkbox allows for intuitive and space-efficient selection of multiple options within a linear layout.
function App() {
const [values, setValues] = useState(["Illustration"])
return (
<CheckboxGroup
value={values}
onChange={(keys) => {
setValues(keys)
}}
>
<HStack space="2xl">
<Checkbox value="Illustration">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Illustration</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox value="Animation">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Animation</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox value="Typography">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Typography</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
</HStack>
</CheckboxGroup>
)
}

With help text

A checkbox component with help text provides informative guidance alongside selectable options, ensuring clarity and ease of use.
function App() {
const [values, setValues] = useState(["Design"])
return (
<CheckboxGroup
value={values}
onChange={(keys) => {
setValues(keys)
}}
>
<VStack space="2xl">
<Box>
<Checkbox value="Design">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Design</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Text size="sm" ml="$7">
Subscribe to updates from the Design Feed
</Text>
</Box>
<Box>
<Checkbox value="Marketing">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Marketing</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Text size="sm" ml="$7">
Subscribe to updates from the Marketing Feed
</Text>
</Box>
</VStack>
</CheckboxGroup>
)
}

Form Control

A checkbox component integrated with form control enhances the user experience by enabling easy selection and submission of options within a structured input context.
<FormControl>
<VStack space="sm">
<Heading size="sm">Sign up for newsletters</Heading>
<Checkbox>
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Daily Bits</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox>
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Event Updates</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox>
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Sponsorship</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Text size="sm">Subscribe to newsletters for updates</Text>
</VStack>
</FormControl>

Label left

A checkbox component with Label left configuration aligns the label to the left, facilitating clear association between the option and its corresponding checkbox.
function App() {
const [values, setValues] = useState(["Jane"])
return (
<CheckboxGroup
value={values}
onChange={(keys) => {
setValues(keys)
}}
>
<VStack space="lg" w="$40">
<Checkbox justifyContent="space-between" value="Jane">
<CheckboxLabel>Jane Cooper</CheckboxLabel>
<CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox value="Wade" justifyContent="space-between">
<CheckboxLabel>Wade Warren</CheckboxLabel>
<CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox justifyContent="space-between" value="Robert">
<CheckboxLabel>Robert Fox</CheckboxLabel>
<CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
</Checkbox>
</VStack>
</CheckboxGroup>
)
}

Controlled

A controlled component architecture incorporates a checkbox component, allowing for precise management of its state and behavior through explicit control mechanisms.
function App() {
const [values, setValues] = React.useState(["UX Research"])
return (
<CheckboxGroup
value={values}
onChange={(keys) => {
setValues(keys)
}}
>
<VStack space="md">
<Checkbox value="UX Research">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>UX Research</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox value="Software">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Software Development</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
</VStack>
</CheckboxGroup>
)
}

Uncontrolled

An uncontrolled component utilizes a checkbox component, providing a simpler implementation where the checkbox state is managed internally, without explicit control from external sources.
function App() {
const radioRef = useRef(null)
const handleCheckboxChange = (e) => {
e.preventDefault()
const checkboxValue = radioRef.current.checked
}
return (
<CheckboxGroup ref={radioRef}>
<VStack space="md">
<Checkbox onChange={handleCheckboxChange} value="Apartments">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Apartments</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox onChange={handleCheckboxChange} value="Residents">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Residents</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
</VStack>
</CheckboxGroup>
)
}

Checkbox group

The checkbox group component allows users to group checkbox and display them in a horizontal or vertical row for better visual representation and functionality.
function CheckboxExample() {
const [values, setValues] = React.useState([])
return (
<Center>
<CheckboxGroup value={values} onChange={setValues}>
<VStack space="sm">
<Checkbox isDisabled={true} value="Label 1">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Label 1</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
<Checkbox value="Label 2">
<CheckboxIndicator mr="$2">
<CheckboxIcon as={CheckIcon} />
</CheckboxIndicator>
<CheckboxLabel>Label 2</CheckboxLabel>
</Checkbox>
</VStack>
</CheckboxGroup>
</Center>
)
}

Unstyled

All the components in gluestack-ui are unstyled by default. To customize your UI using the extendedTheme, please refer to this link. The import names of components serve as keys to customize each component.

Spec Doc

Explore the comprehensive details of the Input in this document, including its implementation details, checklist, and potential future additions. Dive into the thought process behind the component and gain insights into its development journey.