represents a radio button bar with setting x and with labeled radio buttons for values vali.


takes the setting to be the dynamically updated current value of x, with the value of x being reset every time a radio button is pressed.


represents a radio button bar in which the radio button giving value vali is given label lbli.

Details and Options

  • The vali and lbli can be strings, boxes, graphics, or any other expressions, including dynamic expressions.
  • In RadioButtonBar[x,list], Delimiter can appear as an element of list, specifying a vertical delimiter in the displayed radio button bar.
  • The following options can be given:
  • Appearance Automaticthe overall appearance of the radio button bar
    Background Automaticbackground color to use
    BaselinePosition Automaticalignment relative to surrounding text
    BaseStyle{}base style specifications for the button bar
    Enabled Automaticwhether the radio button bar is enabled, or grayed out
    ImageMargins 0margins around the displayed radio button bar
    LabelStyle{}style specifications for the labels
  • 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 "RadioButtonBar" and "RadioButtonBarLabel" styles in the current stylesheet.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Use five possible settings:

Dynamically updated value:

Scope  (2)

Label the values:

Separate choices with a Delimiter:

Options  (10)

Appearance  (4)

Alter the size:

Alter the orientation:

Using "Row" will allow a RadioButtonBar to include a line break:

Specify a three-column layout, with elements ordered vertically:

Background  (2)

Change the background for the RadioButtonBar:

Change the background color dynamically:

BaselinePosition  (1)

Align the labels with surrounding text:

Enabled  (2)

By default RadioButtonBar is enabled:

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

ImageMargins  (1)

Add margins to the individual radio buttons:

Applications  (1)

A dynamically updated task list:

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


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


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


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


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