Q172178: WD97: How to Create Mutually Exclusive Check Boxes Using VBA
Article: Q172178 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbui kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY ======= In Microsoft Word, there is no built-in functionality to force a user to select only one Check Box Form Field out of a group of check boxes. For example, if you have three check boxes: Yes, No, and Undecided, the user can select more than one at a time. However, you want to limit the user to selecting only one check box. This article describes a method using Visual Basic for Applications that you can use to force a user to select only one check box from a group of check boxes. MORE INFORMATION ================ Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro demonstrates two groups of check boxes on a form. One group contains check boxes named Yes, No, and Undecided and the other group contains check boxes named True and False. When you select one of the check boxes in the group, the other check boxes are cleared. Sub ToggleCheckBoxOnEntry() Dim fFields As FormFields Dim fSelectedField As FormField Set fFields = ActiveDocument.FormFields For Each fSelectedField In Selection.FormFields ' Form field must be a check box. If fSelectedField.Type = wdFieldFormCheckBox Then ' Go to the case for the currently selected group. Select Case fSelectedField.Name ' Yes, No, or Undecided check box group. Case "Yes", "No", "Undecided" ' Clear all values. fFields("Yes").CheckBox.Value = False fFields("No").CheckBox.Value = False fFields("Undecided").CheckBox.Value = False ' True or False check box group. Case "True", "False" ' Clear all values. fFields("True").CheckBox.Value = False fFields("False").CheckBox.Value = False ' You can add other Case statements for other groupings. ' For example: 'Case ' <Code> 'Case ' <Code> Case Else End Select ' Check the selected formfield. fSelectedField.CheckBox.Value = True End If Next End Sub To use this macro for any check box grouping within your document, assign ToggleCheckBoxOnEntry() as the Entry macro for every Check Box Form Field in the group. For more information about Select Case statement, click the Office Assistant while in the Visual Basic Editor, type "Select Case statement" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "Select Case statement." NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions For additional information about how to create check box groupings in earlier versions of Word, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q141081 How to Create Mutually Exclusive Check Boxes Using WordBasic For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles REFERENCES ========== For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications Additional query words: wordcon vb vba vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kbui kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbhowto =============================================================================
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