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Best practice: Implementing check boxes

  • Use check boxes when users can select multiple options.
  • Use the CheckboxField class to create check boxes.
  • Do not start an action when users select a check box. For example, do not open a new screen.
  • Align check boxes vertically.
  • Group and order check boxes logically (for example, group related options together or include the most common options first). Avoid ordering check boxes alphabetically; alphabetical order is language specific.

Guidelines for labels

  • Use clear, concise labels. Verify that the label clearly describes what occurs when users select the check box.
  • Use positive labels where possible. For example, if users have the option of turning on or turning off a feature, use "turn on" instead of "turn off" in the label.
  • Place labels on the right side of check boxes. On Option screens, place labels on the left side of check boxes.
  • Use sentence case capitalization.
  • Punctuate labels for check boxes with a colon (:).
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