1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 20, 2012 5:50 PM by Ed79BA

    Using checkbox to show/hide items in a form

    ahlaj77 Level 1


      Newbie to livecycle. I have a Livecycle form that has three sections on it. On the top section I have a checkbox that says Show/Hide. When I click the checkbox I would like for the items under section titled "Cover Required" to be rolled up and hidden while the other sections below it move up. How can I make this work? Also I wanted to attach the form to this forum, but not sure how to do that. Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Using checkbox to show/hide items in a form



          Your 'cover required' section you want to hide will probably be realised as a subform that contains other (possibly nested) subforms. To 'roll up' this subform you need to set it as 'hidden' dependent on the selection of your checkbox. Just a view hints on possible implementations of this behavious.


          1 Create a reference to your subform. The code could look something like:

          var myCoverReqSubform = xfa.resolveNode("rootSubForm.CoverRequiredSubform"); //either absolute (from root form) or relative path to your                                                                                                                              // subform is required to resolve the subform.



          2 Set your subform as hidden when the checkbox is selected. This can be done in a change event of the form:


            <event activity="change" name="event__change">

               <script contentType="application/x-javascript">

                var myCoverReqSubform = xfa.resolveNode("rootSubForm.CoverRequiredSubform");

                 if (checkbox.rawValue == 1) {

                    myCoverReqSubform.item(i).presence = 'hidden';





          You can find further implementation details on various other posts in this forum, this is only to get you started.

          Hope that helps.