A Material Design checkbox

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paper-checkbox is a button that can be either checked or unchecked. User can tap the checkbox to check or uncheck it. Usually you use checkboxes to allow user to select multiple options from a set. If you have a single ON/OFF option, avoid using a single checkbox and use paper-toggle-button instead.

See: Documentation, Demo.



npm install --save @polymer/paper-checkbox

In an HTML file

    <script type="module">
      import '@polymer/paper-checkbox/paper-checkbox.js';
    <paper-checkbox checked>Checked</paper-checkbox>
    <paper-checkbox disabled>Disabled</paper-checkbox>

In a Polymer 3 element

import {PolymerElement} from '@polymer/polymer/polymer-element.js';
import {html} from '@polymer/polymer/lib/utils/html-tag.js';

import '@polymer/paper-checkbox/paper-checkbox.js';

class ExampleElement extends PolymerElement {
  static get template() {
    return html`
      <paper-checkbox checked>Checked</paper-checkbox>
      <paper-checkbox disabled>Disabled</paper-checkbox>

customElements.define('example-element', ExampleElement);


If you want to send a PR to this element, here are the instructions for running the tests and demo locally:


git clone https://github.com/PolymerElements/paper-checkbox
cd paper-checkbox
npm install
npm install -g polymer-cli

Running the demo locally

polymer serve --npm

Running the tests

polymer test --npm


Link to this version
ImportedReleased 12 April 2018Other
Framework Support
Polymer 2.0+
Also supported:
Polymer 1 (3.0.1)Polymer 3 (3.1.0)
Browser Compatibility
Install with
bower install --save PolymerElements/paper-checkbox"#2.0.4"
Run the above Bower command in your project folder. If you have any issues installing, please contact the author.
Release notes - Version 2.0.4


  • polymer#Polymer/polymer#1.9 - 2
  • iron-checked-element-behavior#PolymerElements/iron-checked-element-behavior#1 - 2
  • paper-behaviors#PolymerElements/paper-behaviors#1 - 2
  • paper-ripple#PolymerElements/paper-ripple#1 - 2
  • paper-styles#PolymerElements/paper-styles#1 - 2
  • iron-a11y-keys-behavior#PolymerElements/iron-a11y-keys-behavior#1 - 2