represents a checkbox bar with setting x and with checkboxes for values vali to include in the list x.


takes the setting to be the dynamically updated current value of x, with the values in the list x being reset every time a checkbox is clicked.


represents a checkbox bar in which the checkbox associated with value vali has label lbli.

Details and Options

  • Multiple checkboxes in a CheckboxBar can be checked at the same time. The values associated with all checked checkboxes are given in a list. »
  • The vali and lbli can be strings, boxes, graphics, or any other expressions, including dynamic expressions. »
  • In CheckboxBar[x,list], Delimiter can appear as an element of list, specifying a vertical delimiter in the displayed setter bar.
  • The following options can be given:
  • Appearance Automaticthe overall appearance of the checkbox bar
    Background Automaticbackground color to use
    BaselinePosition Automaticalignment relative to surrounding text
    BaseStyle{}base style specifications for each checkbox bar
    Enabled Automaticwhether the checkbox bar is enabled, or grayed out
    ImageMargins0margins around the displayed checkbox bar
  • Possible settings for the Appearance option include:
  • "Horizontal"equally spaced horizontally
    "Vertical"equally spaced vertically
    "Row"laid out like text, allowing linewrapping
  • Appearance->"Vertical"->{h,w} will display the controls in a grid with the specified number of columns and rows, vertically filling each column in turn. Appearance->"Horizontal"->{h,w} horizontally fills the rows instead.
  • If one of h or w is Automatic, it is taken to be the smallest number so that all the controls will fit in the resulting grid. If both h and w are Automatic, they are calculated so the grid has roughly the same number of rows as columns.
  • Method->"Active" will cause the active area for each item to include the corresponding label.
  • The settings for BaseStyle and LabelStyle are appended to the default styles typically given by the "CheckboxBar" and "CheckboxBarLabel" styles in the current stylesheet.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Create checkboxes with specified states:

Include labels:

Scope  (3)

Use a dynamically updated setting:

Use any expression as a value:

Separate choices with a Delimiter:

Options  (9)

Appearance  (4)

Alter the size:

Alter the orientation:

Using the "Row" setting will allow the row of checkboxes to line break:

Specify a three-column layout with elements ordered vertically:

Background  (2)

Change the background dynamically:

BaselinePosition  (1)

Align the labels with surrounding text:

Enabled  (1)

By default, CheckboxBar is enabled:

By setting Enabled->False, the checkbox bar is disabled but visible in its current state:

Method  (1)

Normally, toggling the checkbox requires clicking the checkbox directly:

With Method->"Active", the label can also be clicked to toggle the checkbox:

Properties & Relations  (2)

CheckboxBar is a special case of TogglerBar:

CheckboxBar is built using Checkbox and can be used to track a list of values:

Possible Issues  (1)

Values are added in the order clicked rather than in the order given by the list of possible values:

Wolfram Research (2007), CheckboxBar, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2008).


Wolfram Research (2007), CheckboxBar, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2008).


Wolfram Language. 2007. "CheckboxBar." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2008.


Wolfram Language. (2007). CheckboxBar. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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