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Kelly
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How can I get a check box to set instead of toggle?

Hello,

I am having an issue with setting checked boxes as checked. It seems to be toggling instead of setting. I have included some sample code. I create a 1 item check box in a journal, set it (the box gets checked), then set it again (the box gets unchecked).

window_journal = New Window("", <<Journal, mainPage = V List Box()    
);

EnableLimitButton = Check Box("Enable Limit Checking");
mainpage << Append (EnableLimitButton);
EnableLimitButton << set(1);
EnableLimitButton << set(1);


Is there a way to get this to set instead of toggle? I have tried using set("on") and set("true") but they do not work.

Thanks for your help!

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txnelson
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Re: How can I get a check box to set instead of toggle?

If you only reference the index, and don't specify the desired setting (0/1) then the set message works like a toggle.  If you want to use an absolute reference to select the check box, you need to specify:

EnableLimitButton << set(1,1);

Here is the example taken from the Scripting Index, on the Set message usage in the Check Box() object

     Help==>Scripting Index==>Check Box==>Set

Names Default To Here( 1 );
New Window( "Example", cb = Check Box( {"One", "Two", "Three"} ) );
cb << Set( 3, 1 );
Jim

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txnelson
Super User

Re: How can I get a check box to set instead of toggle?

If you only reference the index, and don't specify the desired setting (0/1) then the set message works like a toggle.  If you want to use an absolute reference to select the check box, you need to specify:

EnableLimitButton << set(1,1);

Here is the example taken from the Scripting Index, on the Set message usage in the Check Box() object

     Help==>Scripting Index==>Check Box==>Set

Names Default To Here( 1 );
New Window( "Example", cb = Check Box( {"One", "Two", "Three"} ) );
cb << Set( 3, 1 );
Jim

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