Theme

Toggle Buttons

View pricing →

Pro installation quickstart 🚀

Toggle Buttons

To output multiple toggle buttons use the options prop. Options can be specified 3 ways:

  • An array of strings
  • An object of value/label pairs
  • An array of objects with label and value properties (the same as the select and radio inputs).
    • Additional parameters can be passed to set disabled, help, onLabel, and/or offLabel on a per option basis.
Load live example

Behavioral props

Multiple

The togglebuttons input, by default, only allows one option to be selected. You can change this behavior by setting the multiple prop which will then allow the selection of multiple options:

Load live example

Enforced

By default togglebuttons will allow you to select and deselect allowing for an off state. With the enforced prop enabled once a user has interacted with the input, one value will always be set much like that of a radio input.

Load live example

Vertical

Assuming you are using the default FormKit styles, the vertical prop applies dataset attributes and styling to stack toggle buttons in a vertical orientation.

Load live example

More prop examples and combinations:

Load live example

Standalone Toggle

Standalone basic example

The togglebuttons input offers choices between one or more values; it's a great option when you want the user to toggle a feature on or off, between choices or allow multiple selections.

Load live example

Standalone Toggle On/Off Values

The values for the toggle buttons are undefined if not-interacted with, true if checked, and false if unchecked. You can change these values by passing the onValue and offValue props. In this example, we will set the onValue to the string 'active' and the offValue to the string 'inactive':

Load live example

Standalone On/Off labels

Additionally, you may specify secondary labels by setting the on-label and the off-label props. These values are conditionally shown based on the on/off state of the toggle. The value labels render to the right of the toggle input. The "primary label" will be moved to input label position above the toggle when value labels are used:

Load live example

Slots

Toggle Button Slots

For multiple options you can use the default slot to set the toggle's content.

Load live example

Standalone Toggle Slots

For a single toggle you can use the default slot for setting the toggle content. Also available are on and off slots to change the content based on whether the toggle is activated or not.

Load live example

Props & Attributes

PropTypeDefaultDescription
off-valueanyfalseThe value when the toggle is unchecked.
For use with standalone toggle buttons only.
on-valueanytrueThe value when the toggle is checked.
For use with standalone toggle buttons only.
off-labelStringundefinedThe text of the button label when the toggle is unchecked.
For use with standalone toggle buttons only.
on-labelStringundefinedThe text of the button label when the toggle is checked.
For use with standalone toggle buttons only.
optionsArray/Object[]An object of value/label pairs or an array of strings, or an array of objects that must contain a label and value property. Additional props include: disabled, help, onLabel and offLabel
multipleBooleanfalseAllows for selecting multiple options.
For use with multiple toggle buttons only.
enforcedBooleanfalseMakes sure at least one selection remains selected once field is activated.
For use with multiple toggle buttons only.
verticalBooleanfalseApplies data attributes and styling to stack toggle buttons in a vertical orientation.
For use with multiple toggle buttons only.
Show Universal props
configObject{}Configuration options to provide to the input’s node and any descendent node of this input.
delayNumber20Number of milliseconds to debounce an input’s value before the commit hook is dispatched.
dirtyBehaviorstringtouchedDetermines how the "dirty" flag of this input is set. Can be set to touched or comparetouched (the default) is more performant, but will not detect when the form is once again matching its initial state.
errorsArray[]Array of strings to show as error messages on this field.
helpString''Text for help text associated with the input.
idStringinput_{n}The unique id of the input. Providing an id also allows the input’s node to be globally accessed.
ignoreBooleanfalsePrevents an input from being included in any parent (group, list, form etc). Useful when using inputs for UI instead of actual values.
indexNumberundefinedAllows an input to be inserted at the given index if the parent is a list. If the input’s value is undefined, it inherits the value from that index position. If it has a value it inserts it into the lists’s values at the given index.
labelString''Text for the label element associated with the input.
nameStringinput_{n}The name of the input as identified in the data object. This should be unique within a group of fields.
parentFormKitNodecontextualBy default the parent is a wrapping group, list or form — but this props allows explicit assignment of the parent node.
prefix-iconString''Specifies an icon to put in the prefixIcon section.
preservebooleanfalsePreserves the value of the input on a parent group, list, or form when the input unmounts.
preserve-errorsbooleanfalseBy default errors set on inputs using setErrors are automatically cleared on input, setting this prop to true maintains the error until it is explicitly cleared.
sections-schemaObject{}An object of section keys and schema partial values, where each schema partial is applied to the respective section.
suffix-iconString''Specifies an icon to put in the suffixIcon section.
typeStringtextThe type of input to render from the library.
validationString, Array[]The validation rules to be applied to the input.
validation-visibilityStringblurDetermines when to show an input's failing validation rules. Valid values are blur, dirty, and live.
validation-labelString{label prop}Determines what label to use in validation error messages, by default it uses the label prop if available, otherwise it uses the name prop.
validation-rulesObject{}Additional custom validation rules to make available to the validation prop.
valueAnyundefinedSeeds the initial value of an input and/or its children. Not reactive. Can seed entire groups (forms) and lists..

Sections

The toggle buttons input has a different construction depending on if it's a single or multiple configuration.

You can target a specific section of an input using that section's "key", allowing you to modify that section's classes, HTML (via :sections-schema, or content (via slots)). Read more about sections here.

Single toggle button diagram

Toggle Button Text Here
Add some help text about this toggle
Validation message would be here

Multiple toggle button diagram

Toggle Button Text Here
Add some help text about this toggle
Validation message would be here
Section-keyDescription
singleToggleButton wrapper for the single toggle button
multiToggleButton wrapper for a toggle button when multiple toggle buttons exist
inputInnerButton inner text for a toggle button
optionResponsible for the wrapper around each item in the options.
optionsResponsible for the wrapper element around all of the option items.
Show Universal section keys
outerThe outermost wrapping element.
wrapperA wrapper around the label and input.
labelThe label of the input.
prefixHas no output by default, but allows content directly before an input element.
prefixIconAn element for outputting an icon before the prefix section.
innerA wrapper around the actual input element.
suffixHas no output by default, but allows content directly after an input element.
suffixIconAn element for outputting an icon after the suffix section.
inputThe input element itself.
helpThe element containing help text.
messagesA wrapper around all the messages.
messageThe element (or many elements) containing a message — most often validation and error messages.

Accessibility

All FormKit inputs are designed with the following accessibility considerations in mind. Help us continually improve accessibility for all by filing accessibility issues here:

Semantic markupAria attributesKeyboard accessibleFocus indicatorsColor contrast with the provided themeAccessible labels, help text, and errors

Single toggle button

Section KeyAttributeDefaultDescription
singleTogglearia-labelProvides an accessible name.
aria-pressedIndicates the pressed state of toggle button.
rolecheckboxIndicates to assistive technologies that this element functions as a checkbox.
Show Universal section key
labellabelforAssociates the label to an input element. Users can click on the label to focus the input or to toggle between states.
inputinputdisabledDisables an HTML element, preventing user interaction and signaling a non-interactive state.
aria-describedbyAssociates an element with a description, aiding screen readers.
aria-requiredAdds this attribute when validation is required.
iconiconforWhenever icon is defined as a label it links it to an input element.

Multiple toggle buttons

Section KeyAttributeDefaultDescription
multiTogglearia-labelProvides an accessible name.
aria-pressedIndicates the pressed state of toggle button.
rolecheckbox or radioIndicates to assistive technologies that this element functions as a checkbox if has options or radio if not.
optionsrolegroupIndicates to assistive technologies that this element functions as a group.
aria-labelledbyAssociates this element as a label for the input.
optionrolelistitemIndicates to assistive technologies that this element functions as listitem.
Show Universal section key
labellabelforAssociates the label to an input element. Users can click on the label to focus the input or to toggle between states.
inputinputdisabledDisables an HTML element, preventing user interaction and signaling a non-interactive state.
aria-describedbyAssociates an element with a description, aiding screen readers.
aria-requiredAdds this attribute when validation is required.
iconiconforWhenever icon is defined as a label it links it to an input element.

Keyboard Interactions

Keyboard EventDescription
TabMoves the focus to the next focusable input on the page.
Shift + TabMoves the focus to the previous focusable input on the page.