Switch (Toggle)

Switches are a pleasant interface for toggling a value between two states, and offer the same semantics and keyboard navigation as native checkbox elements.

To get started, install Headless UI via npm.

Please note that this library only supports Vue 3.

npm install @headlessui/vue

Switches are built using the Switch component, which takes in a ref via the v-model prop. You can toggle your Switch by clicking directly on the component, or by pressing the spacebar while its focused.

Toggling the switch updates your ref to its negated value.

<template> <Switch v-model="enabled" :class="enabled ? 'bg-teal-900' : 'bg-teal-700'" class="relative inline-flex h-6 w-11 items-center rounded-full" > <span class="sr-only">Enable notifications</span> <span :class="enabled ? 'translate-x-6' : 'translate-x-1'" class="inline-block h-4 w-4 transform rounded-full bg-white" /> </Switch> </template> <script setup> import { ref } from 'vue' import { Switch } from '@headlessui/vue' const enabled = ref(false) </script>

By default, a Switch renders a button as well as whatever children you pass into it. This can make it harder to implement certain UIs, since the children will be nested within the button.

In these situations, you can use the SwitchLabel component for more flexibility.

This example demonstrates how to use the SwitchGroup, Switch and SwitchLabel components to render a label as a sibling to the button. Note that SwitchLabel works alongside a Switch component, and they both must be rendered within a parent SwitchGroup component.

<template>
<SwitchGroup>
<div class="flex items-center">
<SwitchLabel class="mr-4">Enable notifications</SwitchLabel>
<Switch v-model="enabled" :class='enabled ? "bg-blue-600" : "bg-gray-200"' class="relative inline-flex h-6 w-11 items-center rounded-full transition-colors focus:outline-none focus:ring-2 focus:ring-indigo-500 focus:ring-offset-2" > <span :class='enabled ? "translate-x-6" : "translate-x-1"' class="inline-block h-4 w-4 transform rounded-full bg-white transition-transform" /> </Switch> </div>
</SwitchGroup>
</template> <script setup> import { ref } from 'vue' import { Switch, SwitchGroup, SwitchLabel } from '@headlessui/vue' const enabled = ref(false) </script>

By default, clicking a SwitchLabel will toggle the Switch, just like labels in native HTML checkboxes do. If you'd like to make the label non-clickable (which you might if it doesn't make sense for your design), you can add a passive prop to the SwitchLabel component:

<template> <SwitchGroup>
<SwitchLabel passive>Enable notifications</SwitchLabel>
<Switch v-model="enabled"> <!-- ... --> </Switch> </SwitchGroup> </template> <script setup> import { ref } from 'vue' import { Switch, SwitchGroup, SwitchLabel } from '@headlessui/vue' const enabled = ref(false) </script>

If you add the name prop to your switch, a hidden input element will be rendered and kept in sync with the switch state.

<template> <form action="/notification-settings" method="post">
<Switch v-model="enabled" name="notifications">
<!-- ... --> </Switch> </form> </template> <script setup> import { ref } from 'vue' import { Switch } from '@headlessui/vue' const enabled = ref(true) </script>

This lets you use a radio group inside a native HTML <form> and make traditional form submissions as if your radio group was a native HTML form control.

By default, the value will be 'on' when the switch is checked, and not present when the switch is unchecked.

<input type="hidden" name="notifications" value="on" />

You can customize the value if needed by using the value prop:

<template> <form action="/accounts" method="post">
<Switch v-model="enabled" name="terms" value="accept">
<!-- ... --> </Switch> </form> </template> <script setup> import { ref } from 'vue' import { Switch } from '@headlessui/vue' const enabled = ref(true) </script>

The hidden input will then use your custom value when the switch is checked:

<input type="hidden" name="terms" value="accept" />

Because Switches are typically always rendered to the DOM (rather than being mounted/unmounted like other components), simple CSS transitions are often enough to animate your Switch:

<template> <Switch v-model="enabled"> <!-- Transition the Switch's knob on state change --> <span
:class="enabled ? 'translate-x-9' : 'translate-x-0'"
class="transform transition duration-200 ease-in-out" />
<!-- ... --> </Switch> </template> <script setup> import { ref } from 'vue' import { Switch } from '@headlessui/vue' const enabled = ref(false) </script>

By default, the children of a Switch will be used as the label for screen readers. If you're using SwitchLabel, the content of your Switch component will be ignored by assistive technologies.

Clicking a Switch or a SwitchLabel toggles the Switch on and off.

CommandDescription

Space when a Switch is focused

Toggles the Switch

All relevant ARIA attributes are automatically managed.

The main Switch component.

PropDefaultDescription
asbutton
String | Component

The element or component the Switch should render as.

v-model
Boolean

Whether or not the switch is checked.

name
String

The name used when using this component inside a form.

value
String

The value used when using this component inside a form, if it is checked.

Slot PropDescription
checked

Boolean

Whether or not the switch is checked.

PropDefaultDescription
aslabel
String | Component

The element or component the SwitchLabel should render as.

passivefalse
Boolean

When true, clicking the label won't toggle the Switch.

PropDefaultDescription
asp
String | Component

The element or component the Switch.Description should render as.

PropDefaultDescription
astemplate
String | Component

The element or component the SwitchGroup should render as.

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