The switch control mimics a physical switch that allows users to turn things on or off. It can also be used to enable users to switch between two states. The options the user switches between are displayed inside the control.
- Use the switch control if you need to emphasize On/Off characteristics within a dialog box or table cell.
- Use the switch control if you need to clearly show the mode or state of a setting.
- If ON/OFF aren’t appropriate options, then give the options a short name (3–4 characters) and make sure the names represent binary opposites. For example, Show/Hide for view settings.