useCheckbox

useCheckbox is a custom hook used to provide checkbox functionality, as well as state and focus management to custom checkbox components when using it.

Import#

import { useCheckbox } from '@chakra-ui/react'

Return value#

The useCheckbox hook returns following props

NameTypeDescription
stateCheckboxStateAn object that contains all props defining the current state of a checkbox.
getCheckboxPropsPropGetterA function to get the props of the checkbox.
getInputPropsPropGetterA function to get the props of the input field.
getLabelPropsPropGetterA function to get the props of the checkbox label.
htmlProps{}An object with all htmlProps.

Usage#

function Example() {
const CustomCheckbox = (props) => {
const { state, getCheckboxProps, getInputProps, getLabelProps, htmlProps } =
useCheckbox(props)
return (
<chakra.label
display='flex'
flexDirection='row'
alignItems='center'
gridColumnGap={2}
maxW='36'
bg='green.50'
border='1px solid'
borderColor='green.500'
rounded='lg'
px={3}
py={1}
cursor='pointer'
{...htmlProps}
>
<input {...getInputProps()} hidden />
<Flex
alignItems='center'
justifyContent='center'
border='2px solid'
borderColor='green.500'
w={4}
h={4}
{...getCheckboxProps()}
>
{state.isChecked && <Box w={2} h={2} bg='green.500' />}
</Flex>
<Text color="gray.700" {...getLabelProps()}>Click me</Text>
</chakra.label>
)
}
return (
<div>
<CustomCheckbox />
</div>
)
}

Parameters#

The useCheckbox hook accepts an object with the following properties:

aria-describedby

Type
string

aria-invalid

Type
true

aria-label

Description

Defines the string that labels the checkbox element.

Type
string

aria-labelledby

Description

Refers to the id of the element that labels the checkbox element.

Type
string

defaultChecked

Description

If true, the checkbox will be initially checked.

Type
boolean

id

Description

id assigned to input

Type
string

isChecked

Description

If true, the checkbox will be checked. You'll need to pass onChange to update its value (since it is now controlled)

Type
boolean

isDisabled

Description

If true, the checkbox will be disabled

Type
boolean

isFocusable

Description

If true and isDisabled is passed, the checkbox will remain tabbable but not interactive

Type
boolean

isIndeterminate

Description

If true, the checkbox will be indeterminate. This only affects the icon shown inside checkbox and does not modify the isChecked property.

Type
boolean

isInvalid

Description

If true, the checkbox is marked as invalid. Changes style of unchecked state.

Type
boolean

isReadOnly

Description

If true, the checkbox will be readonly

Type
boolean

isRequired

Description

If true, the checkbox input is marked as required, and required attribute will be added

Type
boolean

name

Description

The name of the input field in a checkbox (Useful for form submission).

Type
string

onBlur

Description

The callback invoked when the checkbox is blurred (loses focus)

Type
((event: FocusEvent<HTMLInputElement, Element>) => void)

onChange

Description

The callback invoked when the checked state of the Checkbox changes.

Type
((event: ChangeEvent<HTMLInputElement>) => void)

onFocus

Description

The callback invoked when the checkbox is focused

Type
((event: FocusEvent<HTMLInputElement, Element>) => void)

tabIndex

Description

The tab-index property of the underlying input element.

Type
number

value

Description

The value to be used in the checkbox input. This is the value that will be returned on form submission.

Type
string | number
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