Checkbox group

Checkbox groups display a related set of options where multiple options can be selected.


The checkbox group component is made up of six elements.

  1. Label
  2. Required indicator
  3. Helper text
  4. Control
  5. Default slot
  6. Error text



Checkbox groups can include a label that describes the related controls.

Helper text

Helper text can be included to convey additional information about the controls. The label must be present for helper text to display.

Default slot

The default slot accommodates any number of checkboxes that are contextually related.

Required indicator

Checkbox groups can be marked as either required or optional which triggers relevant validation on the form. The indicator is a preset and styled element placed just after the label, not manually entered as part of the label string.

Required form elements are used when the majority of the form elements are optional, but a few need to be marked as required.

Optional form elements are used when the majority of the form elements are required, but a few elements need to be marked as optional.


Checkbox groups can be either vertical or horizontal depending on the layout requirements of the user interface. The default orientation is vertical.



An invalid state can be triggered on checkbox groups to indicate that a value needs to be entered or that the entered value is invalid. Error text is always displayed as part of the invalid state to allow for a generic error message or provide specific guidance as to what needs to be fixed. Error text is always displayed in addition to any helper text that is present and below the default slot.

Text overflow


Label text that is longer than the available space wraps to a new line.

Helper and error text

Helper and error text wrap to a new line when they are too long for available horizontal space.

Component tokens

The following component tokens are available for customizing the checkbox group component.

Sample references including the swatch and computed values currently represent the applied light theme.

The token lists can be copied into tabular format for pasting into spreadsheets or other applications. Use these to help you document product-specific customizations or perform fine-grained filters.