How to disable a list box based on a checkbox

Posted on 2013-11-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-07
Hi there

Hope someone can help me out, I need some JQuery code.

If I check a check-box called "chkAllAccounts" it will disable a drop down list box called "lstClients"

If I un-check the same check-box called "chkAllAccounts" it will enable the drop down list box called "lstClients"

Hope this makes sense?

Question by:mousemat24
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

Chris Stanyon earned 500 total points
ID: 39629863
Something like this will do it:

$('input[name=chkAllAccounts]').change(function() {
    if ($(this).is(':checked')) {
        $('select[name=lstClients]').prop('disabled', 'disabled');
    } else {
        $('select[name=lstClients]').prop('disabled', false);

Open in new window

Here's a fiddle to play with:

Author Comment

ID: 39629869
thanks for that  ChrisStanyon, thats what I wanted!
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Alexandre Simões
ID: 39629877
like this:
$('#chkAllAccounts').on('change', function(){
        $('#lstClients').attr('disabled', $(this).prop('checked'));

Open in new window

LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Alexandre Simões
ID: 39629880
Or even better:
$('#chkAllAccounts').on('change', function(){
    $('#lstClients').prop('disabled', $(this).prop('checked'));

Open in new window


Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

What is a Lightbox? A Lightbox is the effect you see when you click, for example, an image and the screen fades out and up pops the same image but in its full size dimensions. There are lots of Lightbox effects for jQuery. Problem is they are a…
I found this questions asking how to do this in many different forums, so I will describe here how to implement a solution using PHP and AJAX. The logical flow for the problem should be: Write an event handler for the first drop down box to get …
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question