readonly checkbox

Hi all
I'm just wondering if there is away to display a "readonly" checkbox??

Thanks in advance.
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You can try using disabled="disabled", don't think readonly="readonly" will do the trick.

With disabled-property however, the checkboxs value will also not be submitted along with the form, so when using that one, you should add a hidden textfield if you need a value to be submitted.

Pravin AsarPrincipal Systems EngineerCommented:
If you want user not to be able to uncheck the checkbox, you do always do following.

I am assuming, you want to inform user that her has selected certain option.

<p><input type="checkbox" value="1" onClick="this.checked=true;" checked >Check Box

This one set the box as checked always.

enabled = false
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
In what browser world do you have an attribute called enabled?

How about this, assuming you checked in on the server:

<input type="checkbox" onClick="this.checked=this.defaultChecked" <%= (isChecked)? " checked":"" %>>

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Here you go...

<title>mvan - Q_21772120 solution</title>

<script language="JavaScript">

function lockBox() {


<body onLoad="lockBox();">
<input type="checkbox" name=name1 value="1" checked >Static Check Box<br>
<input type="checkbox" name=name2 value="2" >Static Check Box<br>
<input type="checkbox" name=name3 value="3" >Active Check Box<br>

Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
document.forms is an array, not a collection


Thank you.  

In IE, either worked: .forms(0) or .forms[0] .  MS let me get away with sloppy code, I guess.  : 0

I don't have FF on this computer, so I can't test it at this time.

lina000Author Commented:
Thanks all for replying!
The thing is that I need to display the checkbox not disabling it! because sometimes the user needs to print the form and in the same time I don't want him to check or uncheck the box so basically it will be used to displaying and later printing!!
... so you needed the image of a checkbox (probably unchecked) that the user could not check on-line, so they could print it out (unchecked) and fill in the paper copy.  I guess the disabled checkbox did not do that for you, because it became greyed out?  Oh well...

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