A Checkbox describes a state or value that can be either “On or Off.” Checkboxes are not mutually exclusive. More than one Checkbox may be checked at the same time.
Rules of Thumb
- Use Checkboxes when there is a list of options from which the user may select any number of choices.
- In a list, each Checkbox is independent of all other Checkboxes.
- When asking the user to make a mutually exclusive choice, use a Radio Button not a Checkbox.
- Group Checkboxes whenever possible.
Appearance and Behavior
A checkbox can be configured for required input. See Form and Input Validation.