What are some alternatives to checkboxes as indicators in grid?

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SK asked on 21 Sep 2021, 01:24 PM
In grid we have some checkbox columns that are used to indicate different things (this row has x type of detail data, for example) to help save time for users. However I can't help but wonder if there are better alternatives. Anybody have any ideas? 

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Stoyan
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answered on 24 Sep 2021, 01:01 PM

Hello SK,

There are two alternatives to configure column checkboxes in the Grid.

A checkbox in a Data-bound column can be defined with the use of the ClientTemplate property:

 columns.Bound(p => p.Discontinued).ClientTemplate("<input type='checkbox' #= Discontinued ? checked='checked' :'' # /> ");

The ClientTemplate allows you to customize the Grid's Columns with various Html elements.

Alternatively, the Grid Overview Demo displays the use of checkboxes. Please review this screen capture that showcases the Demo.

That being said I am unsure what alternatives are you referring to? It would be helpful, if you share additional details about the scenario at hand to allow me to provide more precise advice.

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Stoyan
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commented on 24 Sep 2021, 03:35 PM

Hey thanks for the screen capture. I meant if it was possible to do something other than a checkbox - like a different style of indicator (for example, look at the "Preview" image here)

Was wondering if there was a built alternative to the actual "checkbox" 

Stoyan
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commented on 29 Sep 2021, 03:29 PM

Hi SK, 

It appears that the icheck-material theme applied to input checkboxes in the Grid is overridden internally.

However there are numerous Kendo-themes available to style the Telerik UI Components. To apply the current theme to the checkbox input in the ClientTemplate use the k-checkbox class.

 columns.Bound(p => p.Discontinued).ClientTemplate("<input type='checkbox' class='k-checkbox' #= Discontinued ? checked='checked' :'' # /> ");

I hope the information above is useful. Please let me know, if you have further questions.

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