How to display a checkbox in the grid?


Hi List,

I have a requirement to add a flag in the grid in the form of a checkbox. I have tried a few things to make it work but havent achieved any success yet.

If anyone of you implemented checkbox on the grid then please do guide me for the same.

Thanks in advance,


Legendary Poster
Hi Chintan,

I had simulated check-box as well as green check-mark vs red X mark.
Briefly the technique:
- make the cell click-able
- set the column font to Windings in the (Post) Dialog Is initialized
- add a grid scope variable (grd_) to the grid to store ON/OFF state
- play/toggle in the Grid Column Clicked event:
> the grd_ variable
> the character in the cell
> the font color

Hope, it helps - it was my secret trick
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Dear All,

I just happened to have similar Requirement and found these refinements and ideas;
  1. In grid column properties under "General" tab "Display style" select check box. This works only on thin client though. On FAT client it doesn't look like a check box. It showed me as a normal field.
  2. The other option is as suggested by Zoltán above, we had to set the value of GC Grid column to a certain Alphabet whose corresponding Font type "Wingdings2" displays colourful Tick marks and cross Marks as need be. I was able to see it nicely with colors as set when i ran it on FAT Client but when i run the same in local thin client i dint see those check marks not sure why. probably after deployment it might work on server. Will need to check.