Adding a Checkbox control
Applicable to Theme UI-Kit applications
Check boxes present a user with an option or a list of options, from which the user
can make a single selection. A cell in a layout can present a property as a
TrueFalse type using a Checkbox(
pxCheckbox ) control.
Upgrading a Checkbox control
If a section contains a deprecated or outdated check box control, or another control for which there is an improved alternative, a warning displays, along with an Update Controls button. Click Update Controls to automatically update deprecated controls in the section. Automatic update is not available for all controls.
If you have a use case that requires a specific configuration of a standard control, such as a check box, you can make a copy of the control and save it using a new name. For example, if you use a Yes/No radio button frequently, you can save a copy of pxRadioButton as pxYesNoRadioButton. Configure pxYesNoRadioButton to display Yes/No radio buttons, and use this control wherever you prefer. Do not modify the Control Modes and UI Element settings.
Adding a check box
- On the Design tab, from the Pickers
list, drag Checkbox onto the work area.
Drag the control to the cell or header that is to contain the property value. When the pointer changes shape to indicate that a single cell is selected, release the mouse button to drop the control
If the cell is not empty, the dropped control replaces the current contents of the cell.
- Click the View properties icon to display the panel.
- Complete the top fields of the Cell properties panel.
Your updates to this panel update the rule form upon clicking Apply. If the panel is pinned ( pin ), the wireframe on the rule form changes immediately to reflect your inputs. If the panel is not pinned ( ), click Apply to apply your inputs
Cell Properties panel — Top Fields
|Open icon||(Appears only when this field is in a section included within the current open rule.) Click to open the section that immediately contains the field.|
|Property|| Select or type a property reference that identifies a single text value and
has a Property Type of
Alternatively, you can drag a
property name from the lists of properties visible in the Application Explorer.
Typically, this works for
Click the Open icon to review the property (if the reference is to an existing property in the Applies To class of this rule or a parent of that class). If the property is not found, the New dialog box for the property form appears.
You can reference properties on any page identified on the Pages & Classes tab, using the normal notation pagename.propertyname for pages other than the page corresponding to the Applies To class of the rule.
If this field is in a cell of a section that includes parameter declarations on the Parameters tab, you can enter the notation param.NAME here, to use a parameter value for the field, where NAME identifies a string parameter. Make sure that the NAME parameter is declared on the Parameters tab, and that your application provides a non-blank value for the parameter value in all possible situations where the section appears. See Sections — Completing the Parameter tab.
For a harness, the property generally must be on the primary page of the rule — the page corresponding to the Applies To key part of the rule. However, a section within the harness may have a different Applies To class, and that section can include properties from its own class.
|Control|| Accept the default pxCheckbox control. When placed in a
SmartLayout field, the adjoining Label cell is populated by the standard
.pyTemplateCheckbox property with a label value of
Click the Open icon to review the control identified in this field.
> Customizing the control
The control's default parameters are the ones you'll most likely use in your UI design. If you wish, you can customize the control within the context of the section that contains it. For example, you can:
Your edits apply only to the control within the section that contains it and do not update the underlying rule. You an add multiple controls of the same type within a section, each with its own custom settings. See Control Form — Completing the Control tab for descriptions of the available parameters and how to define behaviors.
Do the following to customize an auto-generated control in a section:
|Behavior|| Displays only if dynamic behavior for this control was configured prior to
PRPC Version 6.3. In PRPC Version 6.3 and above, click the
Gear icon next to the Control field to configure dynamic
To modify an existing dynamic form action based on user updates or
values for this field, click the Gear icon next to the
Behavior field to open the Client Event Editor. Complete the Client Event Editor
to select an event (
Click the help icon on the Client Event Editor for assistance. For general information on this capability, see Harness and Section forms Help — Client Event Editor.
Client event support is not available for harnesses, sections, or flow actions that use directives.
3. Complete the Cell properties panel — General tab
For descriptions of the fields and options in this tab, see Adding a Text input control.
4. Complete the Cell properties panel — Presentation tab
For descriptions of the fields and options in this tab, see Adding a Text Input control — Complete the Cell Properties Panel — Advanced tab.
Instead of creating a new custom format in the skin, you can adjust elements in a cell by applying Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper classes. For example, you can use a CSS helper class to center an element in a cell or to double the standard right margin for the element.
- Cell read-write classes – Click the Open helper class picker icon to specify one or more CSS helper classes to apply to this cell when the form is displayed in read-write mode. You can enter several helper classes, separated by a space. Alternatively, you can enter the name of a custom style to apply to this cell.
- Cell read-only classes – Click the Open helper class picker icon to specify one or more CSS helper classes to apply to this cell when the form is displayed in read-only mode. You can enter several helper classes, separated by a space. Alternatively, you can enter the name of a custom style to apply to this cell.
- Inline style (not for production use) – You can use this field to define an inline style by entering CSS code. However, entering an inline style results in a guardrail warning. For maintainability and reuse, the recommended approach is to use read-write or read-only classes.
The UI Gallery landing page contains a working example of this element. To display the gallery, in Dev Studio, click.
Copying, deleting, duplicating, or moving a check box
Use these Windows operations to speed development:
- To move a cell containing a check box, hold down the
SHIFTkey, select the cell, drag and drop it in another cell, in the same one layout or another layout.
- To cut, copy, or paste a check box in a cell, right-click in the cell to access a context-menu.