Radio Button

We use radio buttons to allow users to select a single, exclusive option from a list of multiple options.

To present options in a dropdown, use a single select.
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Anatomy

Label

The content format of radio button labels will vary depending on the use case, but labels in similar lists should be written using a parallel structure. Labels are sentence case without punctuation unless it’s a proper noun or a user-inputted label.

Character count limit: 60
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All labels use the same sentence and word structure.
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Do not use radio button options as parts of sentence fragments. This format is difficult to translate as not all languages use the same sentence structure / word order.

Types

Horizontal List

Vertical List

States

Behavior

Here are some best practices we recommend for using radio buttons:
Use radio buttons when only one item can be selected from a list of options; i.e. the options are mutually exclusive.

Radios buttons can be used use when there are more than two options to select from, as long as all options are mutually exclusive. If there are more than 6 options use a Select.

A list of radio button options should have a logical order like alphabetical, quantity, simple to complex, or most commonly selected. The top option in a list should be selected by default. If a user doesn’t need need to make a selection, provide a radio button that says “None”.

Selections made using Radio Buttons will require a Save/Apply action.

Specifications

Padding

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