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How to Create a Toggle Switch in React as a Reusable Component ?

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  • Last Updated : 14 Jul, 2021
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In this article, we’re going to create a Toggle Switch in React as a reusable component. The Toggle Switch Component will be a small reusable component that will be able to reuse in future projects. We’ll develop a simple demo toggle-switch-react app that uses this custom toggle switch component. We’ll use common HTML tags with some styling to create this reusable component. You can also create a switch using Material UI- link.

Creating React Application:

  • Step 1: Create a React application using the following command:

    npx create-react-app toggle-switch
  • Step 2: After creating your project folder i.e. toggle-switch, move to it using the following command:

    cd toggle-switch


Project Structure: It will look like the following:



import React, { Component } from "react";
import ToggleSwitch from "./components/ToggleSwitch";
class App extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
        <ToggleSwitch label="Notifications" />
        <ToggleSwitch label="Subscribe" />
export default App;


import React from "react";
import "./ToggleSwitch.css";
const ToggleSwitch = ({ label }) => {
  return (
    <div className="container">
      {label}{" "}
      <div className="toggle-switch">
        <input type="checkbox" className="checkbox" 
               name={label} id={label} />
        <label className="label" htmlFor={label}>
          <span className="inner" />
          <span className="switch" />
export default ToggleSwitch;


.container {
  text-align: center;
.toggle-switch {
  position: relative;
  width: 75px;
  display: inline-block;
  text-align: left;
  top: 8px;
.checkbox {
  display: none;
.label {
  display: block;
  overflow: hidden;
  cursor: pointer;
  border: 0 solid #bbb;
  border-radius: 20px;
.inner {
  display: block;
  width: 200%;
  margin-left: -100%;
  transition: margin 0.3s ease-in 0s;
.inner:after {
  float: left;
  width: 50%;
  height: 36px;
  padding: 0;
  line-height: 36px;
  color: #fff;
  font-weight: bold;
  box-sizing: border-box;
.inner:before {
  content: "YES";
  padding-left: 10px;
  background-color: #060;
  color: #fff;
.inner:after {
  content: "NO";
  padding-right: 10px;
  background-color: #bbb;
  color: #fff;
  text-align: right;
.switch {
  display: block;
  width: 24px;
  margin: 5px;
  background: #fff;
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  right: 40px;
  border: 0 solid #bbb;
  border-radius: 20px;
  transition: all 0.3s ease-in 0s;
.checkbox:checked + .label .inner {
  margin-left: 0;
.checkbox:checked + .label .switch {
  right: 0px;

Step to Run Application: Run the application using the following command from the root directory of the project:

npm start

Output: Now open your browser and go to http://localhost:3000/, you will see the following output:

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