Alternating checkbox

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R1Johnny
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Alternating checkbox

Post by R1Johnny » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:11 am

Good morning David,Can you please give me a hint for how to ensure that only one checkbox has a check.For instance, if I have two checkboxes, if the first one is checked, then the user decides to check the second box, the first checkbox is cleared? Then, if the user changes their mind again and clicks on the first checkbox, the second checkbox is cleared, ensuring that only one checkbox is invoked.Thanks very much.Regards,John

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Ferdinand Rios
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Alternating checkbox

Post by Ferdinand Rios » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:14 am

GUI wise - you should not be using Checkboxes for that type of interface. Use Radio buttons - they are designed to have exclusivity, i.e. only one of a group can be selected at a time. Using Check Boxes for that purpose goes against the normal practice and will frustrate users.
F.G. Rios

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davidc
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Alternating checkbox

Post by davidc » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:18 am

It looks like to need to use radio buttons instead of check boxes. It will automatically handle this situation for you. Spotlight on the Radio Button Control David
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R1Johnny
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Alternating checkbox

Post by R1Johnny » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:54 am

Thank you gentlemen. That sounds like the perfect solution.Thanks very much.