Checkbox

Checkboxes are used when there are lists of options and the user may select any number of choices, including zero, one, or several. In other words, each checkbox is independent of all other checkboxes in the list, so checking one box doesn't uncheck the others.

Basic Usage

The following example will render a simple Checkbox with a label.

JSX
<Checkbox label="One" />

Value binding

Controlled component

Checkboxes can be used as controlled components by providing the checked and the onChange props.

JSX
const App = () => {
    const [lights, setLights] = useState(false);
    return <Checkbox checked={lights} onChange={(ev) => setLights(ev.target.checked)} />;
}

Uncontrolled component

When using the checkbox as an uncontrolled component, a ref prop can be used to have a reference to the component. In this case, the checked property can be used to get the checkbox value.

JSX
const App = () => {
    const myRef = useRef(null);
    const saveChanges = () => { 
        console.log(myRef.current.checked); // the checked property will hold the value 
    };
    return <div>
        <Checkbox ref={myRef} label="Air Conditioner" defaultChecked={true} />
        <Button onClick={saveChanges}>Save the changes</Button>
    </div>
}

For many more examples - simple and complex use-cases - check out the checkbox demos for react.

Options

Name Type Default value Description
checked Boolean undefined Sets the checked state of the checkbox.
defaultChecked Boolean undefined Defines the initial value of the checkbox, when using it as an uncontrolled component.
color String undefined A predefined color to style the component.
Supported values are:
  • primary
  • secondary
  • success
  • danger
  • warning
  • info
  • dark
  • light
description String undefined A description that shows up under the label of the component.
disabled Boolean false Initial disabled state of the component.
label String undefined Sets the label of component.
onChange Function undefined An event handler that is called every time the checkbox changes value. The event is passed as the first parameter and it's target checked property is set to the new value.
Ex.
const handler = (ev) => { setState(ev.target.checked) }
<Checkbox onChange={handler} checked={state.myChecked} />
position String 'end' Sets the position of the switch handle depending on the RTL setting. It can be 'start' or 'end'.
When in LTR mode, the 'start' will set the handle position to the left (a.k.a. from left to right the switch will start with the handle) and the 'end' will set it to the right - so the handle goes to the end of the switch.
In RTL mode, the 'start' will position the hande to the right. The 'end' will position the handle to the left in this case.
rtl Boolean false Right to left display.
theme String undefined

Sets the visual appearance of the component.

If it is 'auto' or undefined, the theme will automatically be chosen based on the platform. If custom themes are also present, they will take precedence over the built in themes, e.g. if there's an iOS based custom theme, it will be chosen on the iOS platform instead of the default iOS theme.

Supplied themes:
  • 'ios' - iOS theme
  • 'material' - Material theme
  • 'windows' - Windows theme
It's possible to modify theme colors or create custom themes.
Make sure that the theme you set is included in the downloaded package.
themeVariant String undefined

Controls which variant of the theme will be used (light or dark).

Possible values:
  • 'light' - Use the light variant of the theme.
  • 'dark' - Use the dark variant of the theme.
  • 'auto' or undefined - Detect the preferred system theme on devices where this is supported.

To use the option with custom themes, make sure to create two custom themes, where the dark version has the same name as the light one, suffixed with '-dark', e.g.: 'my-theme' and 'my-theme-dark'.

Customizing the appearance

While the provided pre-built themes are enough in many use cases, most of the times on top of adapting to a specific platform, you'd also like to match a brand or color scheme. Mobiscroll provides various ways to achieve this:

Override the Sass Color Variables

A convenient way to customize the colors of the Mobiscroll components is to override the Sass color variables.

Let's say your branding uses a nice red accent color, and you'd like that color to appear on the Mobiscroll components as well, while still using platform specific themes (e.g. ios on iOS devices, material on Android devices, and mobiscroll on desktop). You can override the accent color for every theme:

$mbsc-ios-accent: #e61d2a;
$mbsc-material-accent: #e61d2a;
$mbsc-mobiscroll-accent: #e61d2a;

@import "~@mobiscroll/React/dist/css/mobiscroll.react.scss"
It's important that you override the variables BEFORE the scss file import, otherwise it won't make any difference.
Here's a complete guide on how to set up Mobiscroll with SASS support

You can also customize the colors on many levels:

  1. Theme specific variables (ex. $mbsc-material-background, $mbsc-ios-dark-text) are applied to all components in a theme. Complete list of variables here.
  2. Component specific global variables (ex. $mbsc-card-background-light, $mbsc-listview-text-dark) are applied to all themes for a specific component.
  3. Component and theme specific variables (ex. $mbsc-ios-dark-form-background, $mbsc-material-input-text) are applied to a specific theme and a specific component.

Hereinafter you will see all the variables that are specific to the Checkbox component or affect its look:

For many more examples - simple and complex use-cases - check out the checkbox demos for react.