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CheckBox Class

Displays a check box that allows the user to select a true or false condition.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

[ControlValuePropertyAttribute("Checked")] 
public class CheckBox : WebControl, IPostBackDataHandler, ICheckBoxControl
/** @attribute ControlValuePropertyAttribute("Checked") */ 
public class CheckBox extends WebControl implements IPostBackDataHandler, ICheckBoxControl
ControlValuePropertyAttribute("Checked") 
public class CheckBox extends WebControl implements IPostBackDataHandler, ICheckBoxControl

Use the CheckBox control to allow the user to select a true or false state.

If you plan to use multiple CheckBox controls, the CheckBoxList control is an alternative control that provides convenient data binding capabilities. However, individual CheckBox controls provide greater control over layout.

Caution noteCaution

This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. You can use validation controls to verify user input before displaying the input text in a control. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. For more information, see Securing Standard ControlsHow to: Protect Against Script Exploits in a Web Application by Applying HTML Encoding to Strings, and Validating User Input in ASP.NET Web Pages.

Accessibility

The markup rendered by default for this control might not conform to accessibility standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG) priority 1 guidelines. For details about accessibility support for this control, see ASP.NET Controls and Accessibility.

The following example demonstrates how to use a CheckBox control to indicate whether tax is included in the calculation for a sales total.

NoteNote

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<html>
<head>
 
   <script runat="server">
 
      void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Calculate the subtotal and display the result in currency format.
         // Include tax if the check box is selected.
         Message.Text = CalculateTotal(checkbox1.Checked).ToString("c");

      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Display the subtotal without tax when the page is first loaded.
         if(!IsPostBack)
         {

            // Calculate the subtotal and display the result in currency format.
            Message.Text = CalculateTotal(false).ToString("c");

         }

      }

      double CalculateTotal(bool Taxable)
      {

         // Calculate the subtotal for the example.
         double Result = 1.99 + 2.99 + 3.99;

         // Add tax, if applicable.
         if(Taxable)
         {
            Result += Result * 0.086;
         }

         return Result; 

      }
 
   </script>
 
</head>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat="server">
 
      <h3>CheckBox CheckedChanged Example</h3>

      Select whether to include tax in the subtotal.

      <br><br>

      <table border="1" cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <th colspan="2">

               Shopping cart

            </th>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               Item 1

            </td>

            <td>

               $1.99

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               Item 2

            </td>

            <td>

               $2.99

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               Item 3

            </td>

            <td>

               $3.99

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <b>Subtotal</b>

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:Label id="Message" runat="server"/>

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:CheckBox id="checkbox1" runat="server"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    Text="Include 8.6% sales tax"
                    TextAlign="Right"
                    OnCheckedChanged="Check_Clicked"/>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>
                   
   </form>
         
</body>

</html>


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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