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Checkbox

A checkbox allows you to select one or several options at a time.

General guidelines 

Use checkboxes to offer the choice of one or numerous options in a short list. The various options proposed in checkboxes are not interdependent.

Checkboxes are mainly used in forms, filter panels, modals and in tables.   

You can see a list of five checkbox with his label.
Best practices
Good practice about the use of the checkbox.

Use checkboxes for choices that are frequent and low in number (ideal from 2 to 4 options).

Bad practice about the use of too many checkboxes.

Don’t put more than 7 checkboxes together.

Good practice about the use of  checkboxes.

Always order the elements vertically in a logical order for the user.

Bad practice about the use of  checkboxes.

Don’t use a vertical order, it will break the layout and be longer to read.

Good practice about the use of  checkboxes.

Always use explicit and concise labels.

Bad practice about the use of  checkboxes.

Don’t use complicated labels.

Good practice about the use of  checkboxes.

Add an “other option” field can be added with an associated text field. If it’s not possible to have all the options in the list.

Bad practice about the use of  checkboxes.

Never compel the user to choose an option he does not want.

Visual guidelines

Behaviours

Checkboxes have 8 states: Unselected, selected, hover unselected, hover selected, focus unselected, focus selected, disable unselected, disable selected, indeterminate selected.

Intermediate state is used when a value is neither selected or unselected. Example: a parent checkbox showing several checkbox children check but not all of them.

You can see all the different states of the component checkbox: unselected, selected, hover unselected, hover selected, focus unselected, focus selected, disable unselected and disable selected.

Sizes

Medium are made for desktop, prefer Large on mobile devices.

You can see two checkbox with a different size: a large checkbox with a width of 24 pixels and a medium checkbox with a width of 16 pixels.
Code & Design assets

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Component overview

Component overview

Can I contribute to the System?

Of course! Your contribution is more than welcomed and the System team will always be here to review your contributions or discuss.

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