In this article, we're going to create an iOS-inspired toggle switch using React components. By the end, we'll have built a simple demo React App that uses our custom toggle switch component.
We could use third-party libraries for this, but building from scratch allows us to better understand how our code is working and allows us to customize our component completely.
Forms provide a major means for enabling user interactions. The checkbox is traditionally used for collecting binary data — such as yes or no, true or false, enable or disable, on or off, etc. Although some modern interface designs steer away from form fields when creating toggle switches, I'll stick with them here due to their greater accessibility.
Here's a screenshot of the component we'll be building:
We can start with a basic HTML checkbox input form element with its necessary properties set:
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