Make radio button effortlessly with reporting tool

Last Post 20 Aug 2009 06:21 AM by freezea. 0 Replies.
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20 Aug 2009 06:21 AM
Background
Radio button and drop-down box are two common styles in the data input interface of Web report.
When there are not too much options, radio button is better than drop-down box.
Think about your usage of these two styles in Web report. With drop-down box, you have to click the mouse at least twice. While only once is enough with radio button. Moreover, radio button is more intuitive as you can get to know available options at a glance.

Difficulty
Some programmers may think that it is easy to make a radio button by programming. In fact, it is much more difficult in real business. Users have to pay great attentions to the problems below:
(1) Dynamic number of options. In a radio button, the number of options is dynamically determined by data.
(2) The widths of the radio button. It is dynamically determined by the number of options.
(3) The width of the cells at the right side of the radio button. When the width of the radio button changed, they need to be changed dynamically.
(4) The locations of the cells below the radio button. When the radio button is too wide to be displayed in a row, they need to be changed dynamically.

Solution
With RAQ Report, users can make radio button effortlessly in Web report now. All things users need to do are defining options and set the number of options for each row easily. Then, RAQ Report will do anything else.

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