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Sliders provide a visual indication of adjustable content, where the user can increase or decrease the value by moving the handle along a horizontal track.


The slider in its basic form should be accompanied by a label and a number input that doubles as a display for the slider’s current value.

The basic slider does not include discrete values, as the slider represents a percentage of 0-100. In this case it is not necessary for a user to choose a specific value, but instead generally increase or decrease an input. For example, the user increases the slider amount and the volume of the music gets louder.

The more complex versions should be used for selecting a specific value within a value range.

Example of volume slider

Live demo

<div className="some-container">
ariaLabelInput="Label for slider value"
labelText="Slider label"



Users can trigger a value change by clicking anywhere on the horizontal track. Users can also drag the slider handle. Either method repositions the slider and automatically updates the value in the text input.


Users can enter an exact numeric value into the text input field. While in the text field, using the ↑ ↓ ← → arrow keys increments the value in the text input. Either method adjusts the slider handle to the corresponding position.

With the focus on the slider itself, users can also increment the value using the arrow keys. The arrow keys in combination with the Shift key can alter the slider by the value of the stepMultiplier. Example: With stepMultiplier set at 10, typing Shift + changes the value from 60 to 70, increasing the inputted value by 10 units.

slider interaction

Best practices

  • The slider label should indicate what value the slider is changing.
  • Range values are used to describe the range in numbers.
  • Do not use for ranges that are extremely large i.e. 1-1000.
  • Do not use for ranges that are too small i.e. 1-3.


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