Adding checkboxes in the Dialog Builder

You can use checkboxes to present true or false choices to the users running your scripts. The checkbox control creates a logical variable that is True if the checkbox is checked and False is the checkbox is unchecked. Groups of checkboxes should be used when the user can select any combination of values in the dialog box. If options are mutually exclusive, you should use radio button controls instead.

To add a checkbox:

  1. In the Dialog Builder, click Check Box and then click the form location where you want to place the top left corner of the control.
  2. In the Checkbox dialog box, enter the name of the variable to use to store the value of this control in the Variable text box.
  3. Enter the text to display beside the checkbox in the Label text box.
  4. If you want to specify the exact position of the control, modify the value in the X text box to change horizontal position of the control and/or the Y text box to change the vertical position of the control.
  5. If you want to change the size of the control deselect the Auto checkboxes beside the Height and/or Width text boxes and modify the values, which are specified in pixels.

    If the Auto checkbox is selected the control is resized whenever the displayed text changes, otherwise the entered value is used.

  6. In the Initial State panel, select Unchecked or Checked to specify the default value of the variable.
  7. Click OK.


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