Custom Switch

This integration can be used to create custom switches in ESPHome using the C++ (Arduino) API.

Please first read Custom Sensor Component guide, the same principles apply here.

The example below is an example of a custom switch; this custom switch is essentially the same as the gpio switch implementation.

#include "esphome.h"

class MyCustomSwitch : public Component, public Switch {
  void setup() override {
    // This will be called by App.setup()
    pinMode(5, INPUT);
  void write_state(bool state) override {
    // This will be called every time the user requests a state change.

    digitalWrite(5, state);

    // Acknowledge new state by publishing it

(Store this file in your configuration directory, for example my_switch.h)

And in YAML:

# Example configuration entry
    - my_switch.h

- platform: custom
  lambda: |-
    auto my_custom_switch = new MyCustomSwitch();
    return {my_custom_switch};

    name: "My Custom Switches"
    id: my_custom_switch

Configuration variables:

  • lambda (Required, lambda): The lambda to run for instantiating the switch(es).

  • switches (Required, list): A list of switches to initialize. The length here must equal the number of items in the return statement of the lambda.

See Switch

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