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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.   

Best practices

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


Don’t put more than 7 checkboxes together.


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


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


Always use explicit and concise labels.


Don’t use complicated labels.


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.


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

Visual guidelines


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.



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

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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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