CheckBox

The CheckBox is a small box, which when selected by the end user, shows that a particular feature has been enabled or a specific option has been chosen.

Included in: dx.mobile.js, dx.web.js, dx.viz-web.js, dx.all.js
Module: ui/check_box
CheckBox interactive configuration
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$("#checkbox").dxCheckBox({
});

                    

You can create the widget using one of the following approaches.

  • jQuery
    Use the dxCheckBox jQuery plug-in.

    HTML
    <div id="checkBox"></div>
    JavaScript
    $("#checkBox").dxCheckBox({
        text: 'Option enabled',
        value: true
    });
  • Knockout
    Add a div element and apply the dxCheckBox binding to this element.

    HTML
    <div data-bind="dxCheckBox: {
        text: 'Option enabled',
        value: true
    }"></div>
  • AngularJS
    Add a div element and apply the dx-check-box directive to this element.

    HTML
    <div dx-check-box="{
        text: 'Option enabled',
        value: true
    }"></div>

Note that DevExtreme widgets require you to link the jQuery library to your application. If you use the Knockout or AngularJS approach, the Knockout or AngularJS library is also required. For detailed information on linking these libraries to your project, refer to the Installation article.

You can find detailed information on the principles of working with the widget in the dxCheckBox section of the Editor Widgets article.

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Configuration

An object defining configuration options for theCheckBoxwidget.

Name Description
accessKey

Specifies a shortcut key that sets focus on the widget element.

activeStateEnabled

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget changes its state when interacting with a user.

disabled

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget can respond to user interaction.

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether or not the widget can be focused.

height

Specifies the height of the widget container.

hint

Specifies the text of the hint displayed for the widget.

hoverStateEnabled

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget changes its state when being hovered by an end user.

isValid

Specifies whether the editor's value is valid.

onDisposing

A handler for the disposing event.

onInitialized

A handler for the initialized event.

onOptionChanged

A handler for the optionChanged event.

onValueChanged

A handler for the valueChanged event.

readOnly

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget is read-only.

rtlEnabled

Specifies whether or not the current component supports a right-to-left representation.

tabIndex

Specifies the widget tab index.

text

Specifies the text displayed by the check box.

validationError

Holds the object that defines the error that occurred during validation.

validationMessageMode

Specifies how the message about the validation rules that are not satisfied by this editor's value is displayed.

value

Specifies the widget state.

visible

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget is visible.

width

Specifies the width of the widget container.

Methods

This section describes members used to manipulate the widget.

Name Description
beginUpdate()

Prevents the component from refreshing until the endUpdate() method is called.

defaultOptions(rule)

Specifies the device-dependent default configuration options for this component.

element()

Returns the root HTML element of the widget.

endUpdate()

Enables the component to refresh after the beginUpdate() method call.

focus()

Sets focus on the widget.

instance()

Returns an instance of this component class.

off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from the specified event.

off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from the specified event.

on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to a specified event.

on(events)

Subscribes to the specified events.

option()

Returns the configuration options of this component.

option(optionName)

Gets the value of the specified configuration option of this component.

option(optionName, optionValue)

Sets a value to the specified configuration option of this component.

option(options)

Sets one or more options of this component.

registerKeyHandler(key, handler)

Registers a handler when a specified key is pressed.

repaint()

Redraws the widget.

reset()

Resets the editor's value to undefined.

Events

This section describes events fired by this widget.

Name Description
disposing

Fires when the widget is being removed.

initialized

Fires when the widget is initialized.

optionChanged

Fires after an option of the component is changed.

valueChanged

Fires when the editor value changes.