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Allow Checkboxes to be multiple columns

If I have a checkbox with more than a few (maybe 5 or 6) values, having that checkbox be just Horizontal or Vertical isn't visually pleasing.  Horizontal values don't all show on the page.  Vertical values require user to scroll.

  • Guest
  • Jul 29 2019
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  • Guest commented
    20 Jan, 2020 05:44pm

    Keep the box in front of the values, I'm referring to the full checkbox with its value.

    In Xpages, when I used a Checkbox group and i have 20 values in that checkbox, there are only 2 formatting options, Horizontal and Vertical. So, on my xpages, my field is now either very long and I have to scroll down or it runs off the screen.

    What I'm looking for is an option to format the checkbox group with as many columns as I want. I might want 4 columns which will give me 5 rows or maybe I want 5 columns, giving me 4 rows. 

    And with wide screen monitors the norm these days, give me more than 6 columns, which is currently the limit on a checkbox field on a normal form.

    It's just a better use of space, IMO.

    Keep the box in front of the values, I'm referring to the full checkbox with its value.

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel commented
    18 Jan, 2020 07:35am
    so what should be done? show the checkbox in front of every column? that would look ugly. Or freeze the first column while scrolling?