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A toggle button is a button which stays down when clicked once and goes up when clicked a second time.
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==When to use==
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Use a toggle button to indicate a '''state'''.
 
 
 
Example: A word processor should use toggle buttons to indicate the state of "Bold", "Italic" or "Underline" formatting.
 
 
 
==When not to use==
 
 
 
Do not use a toggle button to indicate an '''action'''.
 
 
 
Example: A music player should not use a toggle button to implement a Play/Pause button. It should use a normal button and adjust the icon and label to represent the '''action''' which would be performed when clicked.
 
 
 
==How to use==
 
 
 
Never change the icon or label of a toggle button. The fact that it is pressed down is enough to indicate the current state of the element it represents.
 
 
 
Since a toggle button represents a state, in most cases the label should be a noun rather than a verb.
 

Latest revision as of 19:46, 5 February 2019


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