Counting the number of checkboxes...

Paul Hibbert paulhibbert at mac.com
Sun Apr 20 17:01:53 EDT 2014


Charles,

Here's another option.

My immediate thought was that this could be a use for an "after mouseUp" handler in a behaviour button, so I tried this…

## Checkbox Behaviour Button Script
## This just loops through the controls on two cards and counts any highlighted checkbox
after mouseUp
   put 0 into tTotal -- Reset the counter

   repeat with x = 1 to the number of controls on card "Card_A"
      if the style of control x of card "Card_A" = "checkbox" and \
            the hilite of control x of card "Card_A" then add 1 to tTotal
   end repeat

   repeat with x = 1 to the number of controls on card "Card_B"
      if the style of control x of card "Card_B" = "checkbox" and \
            the hilite of control x of card "Card_B" then add 1 to tTotal
   end repeat

   put tTotal into fld "countField" of card "Card_A"
   -- OR maybe store in a custom property untill needed
end mouseUp

…and it does work OK. In this case the count will always be up-to-date with each checkbox change even if the user changes his/her mind and un-checks a previously checked control.

It does mean applying the behaviour to all 28 checkboxes though, but you can do that easily with a repeat script in the multiline message box.

I'm sure there are many other ideas out there.

Paul

On 2014-04-20, at 9:18 AM, Charles Szasz <cszasz at me.com> wrote:

> I have 28 checkboxes on two cards. I need to count the total number of checkboxes checked by the user. I have throughout the archives and could not find an example of how to do this.   Anybody have a suggestion on how to script this?
> 
> Charles Szasz
> cszasz at mac.com
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