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* Use checkboxes for non-exclusive options.  Exclusive options should use a set of radiobutton options.
 
* Use checkboxes for non-exclusive options.  Exclusive options should use a set of radiobutton options.
* Checking a checkbox should always "enable" an option or change the state of an option to "on".
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* 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.

Revision as of 16:50, 1 August 2008

Check boxes are a widget to enable one or a group or options.

  • Use checkboxes for non-exclusive options. Exclusive options should use a set of radiobutton options.
  • 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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