Difference between revisions of "Projects/Usability/HIG/Check Box"

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Check boxes are a widget to enable one or a group or options.
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Check boxes are a widget to enable one more options in a group.
  
* Use checkboxes for non-exclusive options.  Exclusive options should use a set of radiobutton options.
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=== Guidelines ===
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* Use checkboxes for non-exclusive options.  Mutually exclusive options should use a set of [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Radio_Buttons|radio buttons]].
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* For more than 10 options, use a list.
 
* Checking a checkbox should always "enable" an option or change the state of an option to "on".  Checking a negative or disabling option is a double negative and causes confusion and errors.
 
* Checking a checkbox should always "enable" an option or change the state of an option to "on".  Checking a negative or disabling option is a double negative and causes confusion and errors.
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* Checkbox labels are in [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Capitalization|sentence style capitalization]]

Revision as of 17:19, 1 August 2008

Check boxes are a widget to enable one more options in a group.

Guidelines

  • Use checkboxes for non-exclusive options. Mutually exclusive options should use a set of radio buttons.
  • For more than 10 options, use a list.
  • Checking a checkbox should always "enable" an option or change the state of an option to "on". Checking a negative or disabling option is a double negative and causes confusion and errors.
  • Checkbox labels are in sentence style capitalization

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