javascript, checkbox disable other choice with color

Posted on 2003-03-06
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
using javascript the setup is this:
i have various diffrent checkbox options in a 3 colum row
i want to disable all other options once the user choses one option.
the row should then turn greyish and all other choices are disabled(they open up again if the user pushes check again)
this should happen in a number of rows

any help would be greatly appreciated
Question by:codewizard2003
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Accepted Solution

Jayhpot earned 200 total points
ID: 8086293
since u hav chosen to use a checkbox, i assume that those checkboxes use different names...
lets say they are check1, check2 and check3...

you may choose to add the javascript in the onClick property of each checkbox or u can create a function that you will call in the onclick property...

either way... you will have the same codes...

set the disabled property of the unchosen checkboxes to false if the chosen checkbox is checked and vise versa...


<script language="javascript">

   function checkThis(a,b,c){
       //where a is the name of the clicked checkbox
       //and b,c are the names of the unclicked checkbox

       if(eval("document.form1." + a + ".checked==true")){
           eval("document.form1." + b + ".disabled=true")
           eval("document.form1." + c + ".disabled=true")
           eval("document.form1." + b + ".disabled=false")
           eval("document.form1." + c + ".disabled=false")

<form name=form1 action=""...>
  <input type=checkbox name=check1 onClick="checkThis('check1','check2','check3');">...
  <input type=checkbox name=check2 onClick="checkThis('check2','check1','check3');">...
  <input type=checkbox name=check3 onClick="checkThis('check3','check1','check2');">...

Assisted Solution

northernchill earned 200 total points
ID: 8087257
The following code will work with any number of checkboxes contained within a form name CheckForm.

Your checkbox tag should read something like:
<INPUT id=checkbox7 type=checkbox name=checkbox7 onclick="return chBoxOnClick(this)">

<Script language="javascript">

var checkCount;
checkCount = 0;
function chBoxOnClick(obj) {


if(checkCount < 2)
   enabled = 0;
   enabled =1;
   if(document.forms(0).item(i).type == "checkbox")
         document.forms(0).item(i).disabled = enabled;

Expert Comment

ID: 9447293
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Expert Comment

ID: 9448711
i recommend to accept the combination of my answer and that of northernchill's

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