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import panel as pn


The CheckBoxGroup widget allows selecting between a list of options by ticking the corresponding checkboxes. It falls into the broad category of multi-option selection widgets that provide a compatible API and include the MultiSelect, CrossSelector and CheckButtonGroup widgets.

For more information about listening to widget events and laying out widgets refer to the widgets user guide. Alternatively you can learn how to build GUIs by declaring parameters independently of any specific widgets in the param user guide. To express interactivity entirely using Javascript without the need for a Python server take a look at the links user guide.


For layout and styling related parameters see the customization user guide.


  • options (list or dict): List or dictionary of options

  • value (boolean): Currently selected options


  • disabled (boolean): Whether the widget is editable

  • inline (boolean): Whether to arrange the items vertically in a column (False) or horizontally in a line (True)

  • name (str): The title of the widget

checkbox_group = pn.widgets.CheckBoxGroup(
    name='Checkbox Group', value=['Apple', 'Pear'], options=['Apple', 'Banana', 'Pear', 'Strawberry'],


CheckBoxGroup.value returns a list of the currently selected options:

['Apple', 'Pear']


The CheckboxBoxGroup widget exposes a number of options which can be changed from both Python and Javascript. Try out the effect of these parameters interactively:

pn.Row(checkbox_group.controls(jslink=True), checkbox_group)
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