Counting the number of checkboxes...

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sun Apr 20 23:57:32 CEST 2014


You could save a few tick by using "the n umber of buttons" instead of "the
number of controls" and changing reference to "control x" to "button x".

Rather than set the behavior on 28 buttons, and assuming the cards are in
the same stack, just put the mouseUp handler into the stack script.

Pete
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On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM, Paul Hibbert <paulhibbert at mac.com> wrote:

> 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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