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Checkbox

What is Checkbox?

Overview

Alternative way to select none, one or multiple options. A control the size of a small box or dialog box that users can check or uncheck to agree or disagree with the text next to it. Checkboxes are independent of other checkboxes (unlike radio buttons which are mutually exclusive). Thus the user can make multiple choices from a set of selections.

A checkbox (check box or tickbox or tick box) is a graphical widget that allows the user to make binary options; A choice between one of several mutually exclusive options. For example, the user may have to answer 'yes' or 'no' to a simple yes/no question.

The checkbox is shown as, or OR (depending on the GUI or graphical user interface) when selected. A caption describing the meaning of the checkbox is usually shown next to the checkbox. Changing the position of a checkbox is done by mouse over the box, or by clicking on the caption, or by using a keyboard shortcut such as the space bar.

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