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Action button/link

actionButton(inputId, label, icon = NULL, width = NULL, ...)

actionLink(inputId, label, icon = NULL, ...)


inputId The input slot that will be used to access the value.
label The contents of the button or link--usually a text label, but you could also use any other HTML, like an image.
icon An optional icon to appear on the button.
width The width of the input, e.g. '400px', or '100%'; see validateCssUnit.
... Named attributes to be applied to the button or link.


Creates an action button or link whose value is initially zero, and increments by one each time it is pressed.


## Only run examples in interactive R sessions if (interactive()) { ui <- fluidPage( sliderInput("obs", "Number of observations", 0, 1000, 500), actionButton("goButton", "Go!"), plotOutput("distPlot") ) server <- function(input, output) { output$distPlot <- renderPlot({ # Take a dependency on input$goButton. This will run once initially, # because the value changes from NULL to 0. input$goButton # Use isolate() to avoid dependency on input$obs dist <- isolate(rnorm(input$obs)) hist(dist) }) } shinyApp(ui, server) }

See also

observeEvent and eventReactive

Other input elements: checkboxGroupInput, checkboxInput, dateInput, dateRangeInput, fileInput, numericInput, passwordInput, radioButtons, selectInput, sliderInput, submitButton, textAreaInput, textInput