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Radio buttons

Radio buttons allow the user to select one option from a set.

Use radio buttons when the user needs to see all available options. If available options can be collapsed, consider using a dropdown menu because it uses less space.

Radio buttons should have the most commonly used option selected by default.

RadioGroup is a helpful wrapper used to group Radio components that provides an easier API, and proper keyboard accessibility to the group.

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Gender

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Standalone Radio Buttons

Radio can also be used standalone, without the wrapper.

Label placement

You can change the placement of the label:

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Accessibility

All form controls should have labels, and this includes radio buttons, checkboxes, and switches. In most cases, this is done by using the <label> element (FormControlLabel).

When a label can't be used, it's necessary to add an attribute directly to the input component. In this case, you can apply the additional attribute (e.g. aria-label, aria-labelledby, title) via the inputProps property.

<RadioButton
  value="radioA"
  inputProps={{ 'aria-label': 'Radio A' }}
/>

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