Desktop Check Box
From Xojo Documentation
Use Check Boxes to let the user choose a preference. A Check Box can be in one of three states: Unchecked, Checked, and Indeterminate. One of the states can be selected by default in the Inspector. Check Boxes should not cause an immediate and obvious action to occur except perhaps to enable or disable other controls.
When the user clicks in a Check Box, it changes from checked to unchecked. The Indeterminate state is a visual indicator only and is set by your code when you want to hide the actual state because it is not known, such as when multiple items are selected. If the Check Box was previously set (by code) to Indeterminate, then when the user clicks in the CheckBox it will cycle between, checked, unchecked and Indeterminate.
The Set Default Value feature changes the Caption.
Refer to CheckBox in the Language Reference for details on all its events, properties and methods.
Below are the commonly used events and properties.
- Called when the check box is clicked.
- Used to set or change the caption text for the check box.
- Used to get or set the state (unchecked, checked or indeterminate) of the checkbox. Changing State also changes the Value property (check or indeterminate set Value to True, unchecked sets Value to False). Use the CheckedStates enumeration (CheckedStates.Unchecked, CheckedStates.Checked, CheckedStates.Indeterminate) to set or check the state rather than directly using Integer values.
- True if the check box is checked (or indeterminate), False if it is not checked.
When a CheckBox gets the focus, a marquee surrounds the CheckBox label. Pressing the Spacebar while the CheckBox has the focus toggles the control between its unchecked and checked states.
You will typically have code in the Action event handler to looked at the Value or State of the CheckBox and then take an appropriate action. For example, this code enables or disables a Text Field:
Use the State property to check for situations where Indeterminate might be a value.
EmailField.Enabled = True
EmailField.Enabled = False
// Do not change EmailField