Three stage checkbox?
Björnke von Gierke
bvg at mac.com
Tue Feb 3 06:26:35 CST 2004
Any form of one object having three stages is confusing and extremely
nonstandard. Use 3 radiobuttons instead. Short description about how to
1. make 3 radiobuttons, name them "Yes", "No" and "Don't know"
2. group them
3. use the "hilitedButtonName" of the group like this:
put the hilitedButtonName into AnswerToThreefoldQuestion
As for the line-trough checkboxes:
They should only be used in cases where you have a hierarchy of
checkboxes and indicate that some, but not all of the checkboxes in the
branch of the lined checkbox have been checked.
See also the screensaver activation preference in Mac OS X. They need
to include a lengthy explanation about why there are three states of
On Dienstag, Feb 3, 2004, at 06:37 Europe/Zurich, Sarah Reichelt wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a need for a three-stage checkbox, in my case signifying
> "Definite yes", "Definite no" and "Don't know yet". This needs to run
> on Macs only (OS 9 & X). I know that on Macs, you can have a checkbox
> that is either empty, ticked or has a line through it. If I could get
> those three options, I'd be fine but does anyone know how?
> Failing this, I guess I'll have to use normal buttons and switch their
> icons instead, but a series of checkboxes is much easier to read & > set.
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