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Radio Box Control Needed for a Decision Requiring One or More Answers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114697D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McGuill III, AL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a graphical method for requiring users to select at least one option, while allowing them to select more than one option. During an installation, the user is required to select one option, but has the choice of selecting any additional options that are presented. Currently, there is no grouping of controls that performs this function.

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Radio Box Control Needed for a Decision Requiring One or More Answers

      Disclosed is a graphical method for requiring users to select
at least one option, while allowing them to select more than one
option.  During an installation, the user is required to select one
option, but has the choice of selecting any additional options that
are presented.  Currently, there is no grouping of controls that
performs this function.

      A group of radio button controls requires the user to select
one radio button.  With this grouping, the user is required to select
one, but only one may be selected.

      A group of check box controls allows the user to select none,
one, or more than one of the check boxes.  With this grouping, the
user is allowed to select none of the options, many of the options,
or all of the options.

      Currently, no control grouping exists to force the user to
select one, but allows the user to select more than one of the
controls.  It may be necessary to ask the user a question that
requires an answer of one or more of the options.

      A grouping of new control types needed to be implemented.  With
this grouping, the user must select at least one option; but the user
can select more than one of the options.  The control type needs a
visualization other than radio buttons or check boxes to let the user
know the type of selection that is allowed.  Using the above
terminology,
the controls could be called a "radio box" or a...