In the case of inputting three states from the user, the checkbox fails. We can use Dropdown but it doesn't look so good. So, I thought of creating a triple-state-checkbox, just like Win Forms. This control uses the CSS to show three states of the checkbox. Currently, it returns 255 (byte's max value) for not selected, 0 - not selected and 1 for selected.
This control is an extension of composite control which uses the Image and a Label control to
Using the code
Download the attached ZIP file which has a project named "YControls". Attach this project to your existing project or directly use the DLL from the BIN/debug folder of YControls project.
Registering the control to be available on all Forms. You can use any tagPrefix are per your stadards.
<add namespace="YControls" assembly="YControls" tagPrefix="YControls" />
Other Dependencies (CSS / Images)
Style.CSS and Images folder is currently bundled for the sample application. These are required. These can be changed as per requirement and themes can be applied.
Points of Interest
The application is not something which is differently coded, but the idea of trip-state-checkbox is new to web based forms, and found very useful in the cases of Yes/No/Default or anything which has something to do with triple-state.
This is the first version of triple-state-checkbox.
Despite my lack of interest, started trying coding at the age of 15 in Visual FoxPro. Got introduced to ASP in 2003 and started working for a US based client for a Youth Sports Management Application. In 2005, got Introduced to ASP.NET/ VB.NET and since then, it has become my passion. Recently joined Rapidigm Inc. as a software developer and looking forward to expand my knowledge base by sharing information with fellow coders in the Web World.
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