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Configuration

An object defining configuration properties for the CheckBox UI component.

See Also

accessKey

Specifies the shortcut key that sets focus on the UI component.

Type:

String

Default Value: null

The value of this property will be passed to the accesskey attribute of the HTML element that underlies the UI component.

activeStateEnabled

Specifies whether or not the UI component changes its state when interacting with a user.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

This property is used when the UI component is displayed on a platform whose guidelines include the active state change for UI components.

disabled

Specifies whether the UI component responds to user interaction.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

elementAttr

Specifies the global attributes to be attached to the UI component's container element.

Type:

Object

Default Value: {}

jQuery
$(function(){
    $("#checkBoxContainer").dxCheckBox({
        // ...
        elementAttr: {
            id: "elementId",
            class: "class-name"
        }
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-check-box ...
    [elementAttr]="{ id: 'elementId', class: 'class-name' }">
</dx-check-box>
import { DxCheckBoxModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxCheckBoxModule
    ],
    // ...
})
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxCheckBox ...
        :element-attr="checkBoxAttributes">
    </DxCheckBox>
</template>

<script>
import DxCheckBox from 'devextreme-vue/check-box';

export default {
    components: {
        DxCheckBox
    },
    data() {
        return {
            checkBoxAttributes: {
                id: 'elementId',
                class: 'class-name'
            }
        }
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';

import CheckBox from 'devextreme-react/check-box';

class App extends React.Component {
    checkBoxAttributes = {
        id: 'elementId',
        class: 'class-name'
    }

    render() {
        return (
            <CheckBox ...
                elementAttr={this.checkBoxAttributes}>
            </CheckBox>
        );
    }
}
export default App;

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether the UI component can be focused using keyboard navigation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false, true (desktop)

height

Specifies the UI component's height.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

Function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The UI component's height.

Default Value: undefined

This property accepts a value of one of the following types:

  • Number
    The height in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of height. For example, "55px", "80%", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    height: function() {
        return window.innerHeight / 1.5;
    }
NOTE

The property affects only the size of the UI component container. To specify the size of a check box icon, provide the appropriate CSS rules.

CSS
#checkBoxContainer .dx-checkbox-icon{
    height: 20px;
    width: 20px;
}

hint

Specifies text for a hint that appears when a user pauses on the UI component.

Type:

String

Default Value: undefined

hoverStateEnabled

Specifies whether the UI component changes its state when a user pauses on it.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

isValid

Specifies or indicates whether the editor's value is valid.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

NOTE
When you use async rules, isValid is true if the status is "pending" or "valid".
See Also

name

The value to be assigned to the name attribute of the underlying HTML element.

Type:

String

Default Value: ''

Specify this property if the UI component lies within an HTML form that will be submitted.

If you configure the UI component as an ASP.NET MVC 5 Control or a DevExtreme-Based ASP.NET Core Control, use this property to bind the UI component to a model property. If this model property contains Data Annotation validation attributes, you get the client-side validation enabled by default.

onContentReady

A function that is executed when the UI component's content is ready and each time the content is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

CheckBox

The UI component's instance.

element

HTMLElement or jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model

Object

Model data. Available only when using Knockout.

Default Value: null

onDisposing

A function that is executed before the UI component is disposed of.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

CheckBox

The UI component's instance.

element

HTMLElement or jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model

Object

Model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onInitialized

A function used in JavaScript frameworks to save the UI component instance.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

CheckBox

The UI component's instance.

element

HTMLElement or jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

Default Value: null

See Also

onOptionChanged

A function that is executed after a UI component property is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

CheckBox

The UI component's instance.

fullName

String

The path to the modified property that includes all parent properties.

name

String

The modified property if it belongs to the first level. Otherwise, the first-level property it is nested into.

value any

The modified property's new value.

element

HTMLElement or jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model

Object

Model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

The following example shows how to subscribe to component property changes:

jQuery
index.js
$(function() {
    $("#checkBoxContainer").dxCheckBox({
        // ...
        onOptionChanged: function(e) {
            if(e.name === "changedProperty") {
                // handle the property change here
            }
        }
    });
});
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-check-box ...
    (onOptionChanged)="handlePropertyChange($event)"> 
</dx-check-box>
import { Component } from '@angular/core'; 

@Component({ 
    selector: 'app-root', 
    templateUrl: './app.component.html', 
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css'] 
}) 

export class AppComponent { 
    // ...
    handlePropertyChange(e) {
        if(e.name === "changedProperty") { 
            // handle the property change here
        }
    }
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'; 
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'; 
import { AppComponent } from './app.component'; 
import { DxCheckBoxModule } from 'devextreme-angular'; 

@NgModule({ 
    declarations: [ 
        AppComponent 
    ], 
    imports: [ 
        BrowserModule, 
        DxCheckBoxModule 
    ], 
    providers: [ ], 
    bootstrap: [AppComponent] 
}) 

export class AppModule { }  
Vue
App.vue
<template> 
    <DxCheckBox ...
        @option-changed="handlePropertyChange"
    />            
</template> 

<script> 
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css'; 
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css'; 
import DxCheckBox from 'devextreme-vue/check-box'; 

export default { 
    components: { 
        DxCheckBox
    }, 
    // ...
    methods: { 
        handlePropertyChange: function(e) {
            if(e.name === "changedProperty") {
                // handle the property change here
            }
        }
    } 
} 
</script> 
React
App.js
import React from 'react'; 
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css'; 
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css'; 

import CheckBox from 'devextreme-react/check-box'; 

const handlePropertyChange = (e) => {
    if(e.name === "changedProperty") {
        // handle the property change here
    }
}

export default function App() { 
    return ( 
        <CheckBox ...
            onOptionChanged={handlePropertyChange}
        />        
    ); 
} 

onValueChanged

A function that is executed after the UI component's value is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

CheckBox

The UI component's instance.

element

HTMLElement or jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

event

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the function to execute. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery. This field is undefined if the value is changed programmatically.

model

Object

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

previousValue

Object

The UI component's previous value.

value

Object

The UI component's new value.

Default Value: null

readOnly

Specifies whether the editor is read-only.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

rtlEnabled

Switches the UI component to a right-to-left representation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

When this property is set to true, the UI component text flows from right to left, and the layout of elements is reversed. To switch the entire application/site to the right-to-left representation, assign true to the rtlEnabled field of the object passed to the DevExpress.config(config) method.

JavaScript
DevExpress.config({
    rtlEnabled: true
});
See Also

tabIndex

Specifies the number of the element when the Tab key is used for navigating.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 0

The value of this property will be passed to the tabindex attribute of the HTML element that underlies the UI component.

text

Specifies the text displayed by the check box.

Type:

String

Default Value: ''

validationError

Information on the broken validation rule. Contains the first item from the validationErrors array.

Type:

Object

Default Value: null

See Also

validationErrors

An array of the validation rules that failed.

Type:

Array<Object>

Default Value: null

validationMessageMode

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

Type:

String

Default Value: 'auto'
Accepted Values: 'always' | 'auto'

The following property values are possible:

  • auto
    The tooltip with the message is displayed when the editor is in focus.
  • always
    The tooltip with the message is not hidden when the editor loses focus.

Use the ValidationMessageMode enum to specify this property when the UI component is used as an ASP.NET MVC 5 Control or a DevExtreme-Based ASP.NET Core Control. This enum accepts the following values: Auto and Always.

validationStatus

Indicates or specifies the current validation status.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'valid'
Accepted Values: 'valid' | 'invalid' | 'pending'

The following table illustrates the validation status indicators:

validationStatus Indicator
"pending" DevExtreme editor validation status: pending
"valid" DevExtreme editor validation status: valid
"invalid" DevExtreme editor validation status: invalid

value

Specifies the UI component state.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Accepted Values: undefined
Raised Events: valueChanged

The check box can be in one of the following states depending on the value property value.

  • checked
    value is true

  • unchecked
    value is false

  • undetermined
    value is undefined

An end-user can change the UI component value using the Space key.

View Demo

visible

Specifies whether the UI component is visible.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

width

Specifies the UI component's width.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

Function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The UI component's width.

Default Value: undefined

This property accepts a value of one of the following types:

  • Number
    The width in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of width. For example, "55px", "80%", "auto", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    width: function() {
        return window.innerWidth / 1.5;
    }
NOTE

The property affects only the size of the UI component container. To specify the size of a check box icon, provide the appropriate CSS rules.

CSS
#checkBoxContainer .dx-checkbox-icon{
    height: 20px;
    width: 20px;
}