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Toggle Buttons

Toggle buttons can be used to group related options.

To emphasize groups of related Toggle buttons, a group should share a common container. The ToggleButtonGroup controls the selected state of its child buttons when given its own value prop.

Exclusive selection

Text justification toggle buttons present options for left, right, center, full, and justified text with only one item available for selection at a time. Selecting one option deselects any other.

Multiple selection

Logically-grouped options, like bold, italic, and underline, allow multiple options to be selected.

<ToggleButtonGroup value={formats} onChange={handleFormat} aria-label="text formatting">
  <ToggleButton value="bold" aria-label="bold">
    <FormatBoldIcon />
  <ToggleButton value="italic" aria-label="italic">
    <FormatItalicIcon />
  <ToggleButton value="underlined" aria-label="underlined">
    <FormatUnderlinedIcon />
  <ToggleButton value="color" aria-label="color" disabled>
    <FormatColorFillIcon />
    <ArrowDropDownIcon />


Fancy larger or smaller buttons? Use the size prop.

Vertical buttons

<ToggleButtonGroup orientation="vertical" value={view} exclusive onChange={handleChange}>
  <ToggleButton value="list" aria-label="list">
    <ViewListIcon />
  <ToggleButton value="module" aria-label="module">
    <ViewModuleIcon />
  <ToggleButton value="quilt" aria-label="quilt">
    <ViewQuiltIcon />

Enforce value set

If you want to enforce at least one button to be active, you can adapt your handleChange function.

const handleFormat = (event, newFormats) => {
  if (newFormats.length) {

const handleAlignment = (event, newAlignment) => {
  if (newAlignment !== null) {

Standalone toggle button

  onChange={() => {
  <CheckIcon />

Customized toggle button

Here is an example of customizing the component. You can learn more about this in the overrides documentation page.


  • ToggleButtonGroup has role="group". You should provide an accessible label with aria-label="label", aria-labelledby="id" or <label>.
  • ToggleButton sets aria-pressed="<bool>" according to the button state. You should label each button with aria-label.