A Slider allows users to choose from a range of continuous and discrete values. The Slider displays the range of possible values and the Slider’s indicator displays the current value.
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Use a slider:
- When users need to set defined, contiguous values (like volume or brightness), or a range of discrete values (like screen resolution).
- To display abstracted values like “Low, Medium,” or “High.”
- To reflect discrete numeric values by adding labels.
- To give users immediate feedback on selection such as screen contrast.
Sliders may be used in conjunction with an input field allowing the user to set a slider value via keyboard entry