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Checkbox API

The API documentation of the Checkbox React component. Learn more about the props and the CSS customization points.


import Checkbox from '@material-ui/core/Checkbox';
// or
import { Checkbox } from '@material-ui/core';

You can learn more about the difference by reading this guide.

Component name

The MuiCheckbox name can be used for providing default props or style overrides at the theme level.


Name Type Default Description
checked bool If true, the component is checked.
checkedIcon node <CheckBoxIcon /> The icon to display when the component is checked.
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
color 'default'
| 'primary'
| 'secondary'
'secondary' The color of the component. It supports those theme colors that make sense for this component.
disabled bool If true, the checkbox will be disabled.
disableRipple bool If true, the ripple effect will be disabled.
icon node <CheckBoxOutlineBlankIcon /> The icon to display when the component is unchecked.
id string The id of the input element.
indeterminate bool false If true, the component appears indeterminate. This does not set the native input element to indeterminate due to inconsistent behavior across browsers. However, we set a data-indeterminate attribute on the input.
indeterminateIcon node <IndeterminateCheckBoxIcon /> The icon to display when the component is indeterminate.
inputProps object Attributes applied to the input element.
inputRef ref Pass a ref to the input element.
onChange func Callback fired when the state is changed.

function(event: object) => void
event: The event source of the callback. You can pull out the new checked state by accessing (boolean).
required bool If true, the input element will be required.
size 'medium'
| 'small'
'medium' The size of the checkbox. small is equivalent to the dense checkbox styling.
value any The value of the component. The DOM API casts this to a string. The browser uses "on" as the default value.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Any other props supplied will be provided to the root element (IconButton).


Rule name Global class Description
root .MuiCheckbox-root Styles applied to the root element.
checked .Mui-checked Pseudo-class applied to the root element if checked={true}.
disabled .Mui-disabled Pseudo-class applied to the root element if disabled={true}.
indeterminate .MuiCheckbox-indeterminate Pseudo-class applied to the root element if indeterminate={true}.
colorPrimary .MuiCheckbox-colorPrimary Styles applied to the root element if color="primary".
colorSecondary .MuiCheckbox-colorSecondary Styles applied to the root element if color="secondary".

You can override the style of the component thanks to one of these customization points:

If that's not sufficient, you can check the implementation of the component for more detail.


The props of the IconButton component are also available. You can take advantage of this behavior to target nested components.