The Checkbox prompt is a multi select prompt.

import { Checkbox } from "";

const colors: string[] = await Checkbox.prompt({
  message: "Pick a color",
  options: [
    { name: "Red", value: "#ff0000" },
    { name: "Green", value: "#00ff00", disabled: true },
    { name: "Blue", value: "#0000ff" },
    { name: "White", value: "#ffffff" },
    { name: "Black", value: "#000000" },
$ deno run --unstable


The Checkbox prompt has all base options and the following prompt specific options.

Checkbox options

With the options option you specify an array of options. An option can be either a string or an options object.

Checkbox option

Option value

Value which will be returned as result.

Option name

Name is displayed in the list. Defaults to value.

Disable option

Disabled item. Can’t be selected.

Checked option

Whether item is checked or not. Defaults to false.

Option icon

Show or hide item icon. Defaults to true.

Min options

The minOptions option specifies the minimum amount of selectable options. Default is 0.

Max options

The maxOptions option specifies the maximum amount of selectable options. Default is infinity.

Max rows

The maxRows option specifies the number of options displayed per page. Defaults to 10.

List pointer

With the listPointer you specify the list pointer icon. Default is .

Enable search input

You can enable a search/filter input with the search option. The search option is useful if you have a large list of options.

You can change the search input label with the searchLabel option.


Change the check icon.


Change the uncheck icon.