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Checkbox form field type

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The checkbox form field type provides a single checkbox. If the parameter has a saved value this is selected when the page is first loaded. If not, the default value (if any) is selected.

  • type (mandatory) must be checkbox
  • name (mandatory) is the unique name of the parameter.
  • label (mandatory) (translatable) is the descriptive title of the field.
  • value (optional) is the value of the parameter if this checkbox is set (usually 1).
  • default (optional) is the default value (usually 0 or 1).
  • description (optional) (translatable) is text that will be shown as a tooltip when the user moves the mouse over the label.
  • class (optional) is a CSS class name for the HTML form field. If omitted this will default to 'inputbox'.

Example XML field definition:

<field name="show_title" type="checkbox" label="Show title" description="Show the title of the item" value="1" />

Example XML field definition (unchecked):

<field name="show_title" type="checkbox" label="Show title" description="Show the title of the item" value="1" default="0" />
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Warning!

Special care needs to be taken with saving a checkbox from a form!! This is a common mistake.
You see, on saving a form with a checkbox that is unchecked, there is no variable for it in the POST information and joomla does not take care of that yet!
See Discussion on this page for more.


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