dcc.RangeSlider is a component for rendering a range slider. Users interact with a dcc.RangeSlider by selecting areas on the rail or by dragging handles.

The points displayed on a dcc.RangeSlider are called marks. In Dash 2.1 and later, they are autogenerated if not explicitly provided or turned off.


Find a few usage examples below.

For more examples of minimal Dash apps that use dcc.RangeSlider, go to the community-driven Example Index.

Simple RangeSlider Example

An example of a simple dcc.RangeSlider tied to a callback. The callback takes the dcc.RangeSlider‘s currently selected range and outputs it to a html.Div.

from dash import Dash, html, dcc, Input, Output, callback

external_stylesheets = ['https://codepen.io/chriddyp/pen/bWLwgP.css']

app = Dash(__name__, external_stylesheets=external_stylesheets)
app.layout = html.Div([
    dcc.RangeSlider(0, 20, 1, value=[5, 15], id='my-range-slider'),

    Output('output-container-range-slider', 'children'),
    Input('my-range-slider', 'value'))
def update_output(value):
    return 'You have selected "{}"'.format(value)

if __name__ == '__main__':

Min, Max, and Step

In the example above, the first three arguments provided (0, 20, and 1) are min, max, and step respectively.

min sets a minimum value available for selection on the dcc.RangeSlider, max sets a maximum, and step defines the points for the dcc.RangeSlider between the min and the max.

dcc.RangeSlider accepts these three arguments as positional arguments, but you can also provide them as keyword arguments. Using keyword arguments, the same dcc.RangeSlider component code looks like this:

dcc.RangeSlider(min=0, max=20, step=1, value=[5, 15], id='my-range-slider'),

Auto Generated Marks

By default, the dcc.RangeSlider component adds marks if they are not specified, as in the example above. It uses the min and max and and the marks correspond to the step if you use one.

If you don’t supply step, RangeSlider automatically calculates a step and adds around five marks. Labels for autogenerated marks are SI unit formatted.

from dash import dcc

dcc.RangeSlider(0, 20, value=[5, 15])

Turn Off Marks

You can turn off marks by setting marks=None:

from dash import dcc

dcc.RangeSlider(0, 20, marks=None, value=[5, 15])

Custom Marks

You can also define custom marks. If marks are defined and step is set to None then the dcc.RangeSlider will only be
able to select values that have been predefined by the marks. Note that the default is
step=1, so you must explicitly specify None to get this behavior. marks is a dict
where the keys represent the numerical values and the values represent their labels.

from dash import dcc

        0: '0°F',
        3: '3°F',
        5: '5°F',
        7.65: '7.65°F',
        10: '10°F'
    value=[3, 7.65]

Included and Styling Marks

By default, included=True, meaning the rail
trailing the handle will be highlighted. To have the handle act as a
discrete value, set included=False.
To style marks, include a style CSS attribute alongside the key value.

from dash import dcc

# RangeSlider has included=True by default
dcc.RangeSlider(0, 100, value=[10, 65], marks={
        0: {'label': '0°C', 'style': {'color': '#77b0b1'}},
        26: {'label': '26°C'},
        37: {'label': '37°C'},
        100: {'label': '100°C', 'style': {'color': '#f50'}}

Multiple Handles

To create multiple handles, define more values for value.

from dash import dcc

dcc.RangeSlider(0, 30, value=[1, 3, 4, 5, 12, 17])

Pushable Handles

The pushable property is either a boolean or a numerical value.
The numerical value determines the minimum distance between
the handles. Try moving the handles around!

from dash import dcc

dcc.RangeSlider(0, 30, value=[8, 10, 15, 17, 20], pushable=2)

Non-Crossing Handles

To prevent handles from crossing each other, set allowCross=False.

from dash import dcc

dcc.RangeSlider(0, 30, value=[10, 15], allowCross=False)

Non-Linear Slider and Updatemode

Create a logarithmic slider by setting marks to be logarithmic and
adjusting the slider’s output value in the callbacks. The updatemode
property allows us to determine when we want a callback to be triggered.
The following example has updatemode='drag' which means a callback is
triggered everytime the handle is moved.
Contrast the callback output with the first example on this page to see
the difference.

from dash import Dash, dcc, html, Input, Output, callback

external_stylesheets = ['https://codepen.io/chriddyp/pen/bWLwgP.css']

app = Dash(__name__, external_stylesheets=external_stylesheets)

# Use the following function when accessing the value of 'my-range-slider'
# in callbacks to transform the output value to logarithmic
def transform_value(value):
    return 10 ** value

app.layout = html.Div([
    dcc.RangeSlider(0, 3,
        marks={i: '{}'.format(10 ** i) for i in range(4)},
        value=[0.1, 2],
    html.Div(id='output-container-range-slider-non-linear', style={'marginTop': 20})

    Output('output-container-range-slider-non-linear', 'children'),
    Input('non-linear-range-slider', 'value'))
def update_output(value):
    transformed_value = [transform_value(v) for v in value]
    return 'Linear Value: {}, Log Value: [{:0.2f}, {:0.2f}]'.format(

if __name__ == '__main__':


The tooltips property can be used to display the current value. The placement parameter
controls the position of the tooltip i.e. ‘left’, ‘right’, ‘top’, ‘bottom’ and always_visible=True is used, then
the tooltips will show always, otherwise it will only show when hovered upon.

from dash import dcc

dcc.RangeSlider(0, 30, value=[10, 15],
                tooltip={"placement": "bottom", "always_visible": True})

Styling Tooltips

New in Dash 2.15

You can customize the style of tooltips with the tooltip.style parameter. This accepts a dictionary of styles to apply. In this example, we set the text color and font size.

from dash import dcc

dcc.RangeSlider(0, 30,
    value=[5, 15],
        "placement": "bottom",
        "always_visible": True,
        "style": {"color": "LightSteelBlue", "fontSize": "20px"},

Transforming Tooltip Values

New in Dash 2.15

You can transform the value displayed on a tooltip using a JavaScript function by specifying the function name with the tooltip.transform parameter.

To make a custom function available in your app, add it to a file in your app’s assets folder. The function needs to be available in the window.dccFunctions namespace.

In this example, we have a function that converts temperatures in Fahrenheit to Celsius. This function is saved in assets/tooltip.js:

window.dccFunctions = window.dccFunctions || {};
window.dccFunctions.temperatureInCelsius = function(value) {
     return ((value - 32) * 5/9).toFixed(2);

We then pass this function name to the tooltip.transform parameter:

from dash import dcc

    value=[3, 7.65],
    marks={0: "0°F", 3: "3°F", 5: "5°F", 7.65: "7.65°F", 10: "10°F"},
    tooltip={"always_visible": True, "transform": "temperatureInCelsius"},

Formatting Tooltips

New in Dash 2.15

You can customize the text displayed on tooltips using the tooltip.template parameter. This accepts a string, which must contain {value}. The {value} will be replaced with the string representation of the tooltip value, or with the value returned by a transform function if one was specified using tooltip.transform (see the previous section).

from dash import dcc

dcc.RangeSlider(0, 30,
    value=[5, 15],
        "always_visible": True,
        "template": "$ {value}"

RangeSlider Properties

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min (number; optional):
Minimum allowed value of the slider.

max (number; optional):
Maximum allowed value of the slider.

step (number; optional):
Value by which increments or decrements are made.

marks (dict; optional):
Marks on the slider. The key determines the position (a number), and
the value determines what will show. If you want to set the style of a
specific mark point, the value should be an object which contains
style and label properties.

marks is a dict with strings as keys and values of type string |
dict with keys:

  • label (string; optional)

  • style (dict; optional)

value (list of numbers; optional):
The value of the input.

drag_value (list of numbers; optional):
The value of the input during a drag.

allowCross (boolean; optional):
allowCross could be set as True to allow those handles to cross.

pushable (boolean | number; optional):
pushable could be set as True to allow pushing of surrounding handles
when moving an handle. When set to a number, the number will be the
minimum ensured distance between handles.

disabled (boolean; optional):
If True, the handles can’t be moved.

count (number; optional):
Determine how many ranges to render, and multiple handles will be
rendered (number + 1).

dots (boolean; optional):
When the step value is greater than 1, you can set the dots to True if
you want to render the slider with dots.

included (boolean; optional):
If the value is True, it means a continuous value is included.
Otherwise, it is an independent value.

tooltip (dict; optional):
Configuration for tooltips describing the current slider values.

tooltip is a dict with keys:

  • always_visible (boolean; optional):
    Determines whether tooltips should always be visible (as opposed
    to the default, visible on hover).

  • placement (a value equal to: ‘left’, ‘right’, ‘top’, ‘bottom’, ‘topLeft’, ‘topRight’, ‘bottomLeft’ or ‘bottomRight’; optional):
    Determines the placement of tooltips See
    https://github.com/react-component/tooltip#api top/bottom{*} sets
    the origin of the tooltip, so e.g. topLeft will in reality
    appear to be on the top right of the handle.

  • style (dict; optional):
    Custom style for the tooltip.

  • template (string; optional):
    Template string to display the tooltip in. Must contain {value},
    which will be replaced with either the default string
    representation of the value or the result of the transform
    function if there is one.

  • transform (string; optional):
    Reference to a function in the window.dccFunctions namespace.
    This can be added in a script in the asset folder. For example,
    in assets/tooltip.js: window.dccFunctions = window.dccFunctions || {}; window.dccFunctions.multByTen = function(value) { return value * 10; } Then in the
    component tooltip={'transform': 'multByTen'}.

updatemode (a value equal to: ‘mouseup’ or ‘drag’; default 'mouseup'):
Determines when the component should update its value property. If
mouseup (the default) then the slider will only trigger its value
when the user has finished dragging the slider. If drag, then the
slider will update its value continuously as it is being dragged. Note
that for the latter case, the drag_value property could be used

vertical (boolean; optional):
If True, the slider will be vertical.

verticalHeight (number; default 400):
The height, in px, of the slider if it is vertical.

className (string; optional):
Additional CSS class for the root DOM node.

id (string; optional):
The ID of this component, used to identify dash components in
callbacks. The ID needs to be unique across all of the components in
an app.

loading_state (dict; optional):
Object that holds the loading state object coming from dash-renderer.

loading_state is a dict with keys:

  • component_name (string; optional):
    Holds the name of the component that is loading.

  • is_loading (boolean; optional):
    Determines if the component is loading or not.

  • prop_name (string; optional):
    Holds which property is loading.

persistence (boolean | string | number; optional):
Used to allow user interactions in this component to be persisted when
the component - or the page - is refreshed. If persisted is truthy
and hasn’t changed from its previous value, a value that the user
has changed while using the app will keep that change, as long as the
new value also matches what was given originally. Used in
conjunction with persistence_type.

persisted_props (list of values equal to: ‘value’; default ['value']):
Properties whose user interactions will persist after refreshing the
component or the page. Since only value is allowed this prop can
normally be ignored.

persistence_type (a value equal to: ‘local’, ‘session’ or ‘memory’; default 'local'):
Where persisted user changes will be stored: memory: only kept in
memory, reset on page refresh. local: window.localStorage, data is
kept after the browser quit. session: window.sessionStorage, data is
cleared once the browser quit.