Control Choice - Do you know when to use options group Radio Buttons instead of ComboBox?
27/11/2012 8:03 PM by
When the options are static items (not database driven) and they can fit on the screen (about 2-5 items), they should be radio buttons.
For a ComboBox, user needs 2 clicks to change the value
- Click the little "v" button to see the available options.
- Then click the option to select.
For an options group, user can see all the available options without clicking, and select the option with just a click.
- Figure: Bad Example - ComboBox is used for "Job Type" where it contains only 2 options
- Figure: Good Example - Radio Buttons are used and aligned vertically
Do you feel this rule needs an update?