Grouped Checkboxes

by osban

Level: beginner • Mithril.js Version: latest

This example shows a form with multiple checkboxes that are grouped so that only one checkbox per group can be selected. So, the behavior of the checkboxes is like radio buttons. The example shows also, how to use simple helper functions to make Mithril.js code simpler.

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const list = [
    {label: "1", groupId: 0},
    {label: "2", groupId: 0},
    {label: "5", groupId: 0}
    {label: "4", groupId: 1},
    {label: "3", groupId: 1}
    {label: "6", groupId: 2},
    {label: "7", groupId: 2}

const model = []

const checkboxView = ({groupId, label}) => {
  const checked = model[groupId] === label
  return m('label',
    m('input[type=checkbox]', {
      onchange: () => model[groupId] = checked ? '' : label,

const groupView = attrs => m('div',

const app = {
  view: () => [
    m('h1', 'Checkbox Groups'),,
    m('p', model.filter(x => x).join(',')),

m.mount(document.body, app)


label { display: inline-block }

As a prerequisite for this snippet, the latest version of Mithril.js framework is required. Beginners should have no problems following this example, that simply shows some basic recipies.

In this code sample Mithril.js' m.mount API method is use, besides the basic hyperscript function m().

The example was written by osban, last edits were made on 24 October 2021. The author has contributed some more snippets. Click here to see them all.


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