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Advise on best way to handle multiple checkboxes

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I'm looking for the best way to handle multiple Yes/No checkboxes.  If one is checked, true, the others have to be unchecked, false.  There are 5 individual checkboxes on the form.  I have the following code but it seems odd to have to have this code on each checkbox's afterupdate or onchange event.  Right?

    If Me.chkbx1 = True Then
        Me.chkbx2 = False
        Me.chkbx3 = False
        Me.chkbx4 = False
        Me.chkbx5 = False
    End If
        
    If Me.chkbx2 = True Then
        Me.chkbx1 = False
        Me.chkbx3 = False
        Me.chkbx4 = False
        Me.chkbx5 = False
    End If
        
    If Me.chkbx3 = True Then
        Me.chkbx1 = False
        Me.chkbx2 = False
        Me.chkbx4 = False
        Me.chkbx5 = False
    End If
        
    If Me.chkbx4 = True Then
        Me.chkbx1 = False
        Me.chkbx2 = False
        Me.chkbx3 = False
        Me.chkbx5 = False
    End If
        
    If Me.chkbx5 = True Then
        Me.chkbx1 = False
        Me.chkbx2 = False
        Me.chkbx3 = False
        Me.chkbx4 = False
    End If

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place the check boxes in an Option Group.
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No points, but Stephan and Pat are right. You are reinventing the radiobutton control. Not a good idea.

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Option groups can have set of Option buttons, check boxes or toggle buttons.

you can select which one to use using the Option group Wizard
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Technically true, but using checkboxes will violate the design guides, thus confusing users, which is just about the last thing you should do.

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One other thing to point out which if you've never used an option group isn't obvious and that is that you refer to the option group control in your code.  You never refer to the individual checkboxes or radio buttons within the option group.  So, if the name of the option group is fraOutputTo (fra for frame)

Select Case Me.fraOutputTo
  Case 1
        ''' print out
   Case 2
        ''' export to Excel
   Case Else
        ''' Open in print preview
End Select

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