How to implement “select all” check box in HTML?

How to implement “select all” check box in HTML?

I have an HTML page with multiple checkboxes.
I need one more checkbox by the name “select all”. When I select this checkbox all checkboxes in the HTML page must be selected. How can I do this?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

<script language="JavaScript">
function toggle(source) {
  checkboxes = document.getElementsByName('foo');
  for(var checkbox in checkboxes)
    checkbox.checked = source.checked;
}
</script>

<input type="checkbox" onClick="toggle(this)" /> Toggle All<br/>

<input type="checkbox" name="foo" value="bar1"> Bar 1<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="foo" value="bar2"> Bar 2<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="foo" value="bar3"> Bar 3<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="foo" value="bar4"> Bar 4<br/>

UPDATE:

The for each...in construct doesn’t seem to work, at least in this case, in Safari 5 or Chrome 5. This code should work in all browsers:

function toggle(source) {
  checkboxes = document.getElementsByName('foo');
  for(var i=0, n=checkboxes.length;i<n;i++) {
    checkboxes[i].checked = source.checked;
  }
}

Solution 2:

Using jQuery:

// Listen for click on toggle checkbox
$('#select-all').click(function(event) {   
    if(this.checked) {
        // Iterate each checkbox
        $(':checkbox').each(function() {
            this.checked = true;                        
        });
    } else {
        $(':checkbox').each(function() {
            this.checked = false;                       
        });
    }
});

HTML:

<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox-1" id="checkbox-1" />
<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox-2" id="checkbox-2" />
<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox-3" id="checkbox-3" />

<!-- select all boxes -->
<input type="checkbox" name="select-all" id="select-all" />

Solution 3:

I’m not sure anyone hasn’t answered in this way (using jQuery):

  $( '#container .toggle-button' ).click( function () {
    $( '#container input[type="checkbox"]' ).prop('checked', this.checked)
  })

It’s clean, has no loops or if/else clauses and works as a charm.

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Solution 4:

To make it deselect:

$('#select_all').click(function(event) {
  if(this.checked) {
      // Iterate each checkbox
      $(':checkbox').each(function() {
          this.checked = true;
      });
  }
  else {
    $(':checkbox').each(function() {
          this.checked = false;
      });
  }
});

Solution 5:

I’m surprised no one mentioned document.querySelectorAll(). Pure JavaScript solution, works in IE9+.

function toggle(source) {
    var checkboxes = document.querySelectorAll('input[type="checkbox"]');
    for (var i = 0; i < checkboxes.length; i++) {
        if (checkboxes[i] != source)
            checkboxes[i].checked = source.checked;
    }
}
<input type="checkbox" onclick="toggle(this);" />Check all?<br />

<input type="checkbox" />Bar 1<br />
<input type="checkbox" />Bar 2<br />
<input type="checkbox" />Bar 3<br />
<input type="checkbox" />Bar 4<br />

Solution 6:

Demo http://jsfiddle.net/H37cb/

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js" /></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){

$('input[name="all"],input[name="title"]').bind('click', function(){
var status = $(this).is(':checked');
$('input[type="checkbox"]', $(this).parent('li')).attr('checked', status);
});

});
</script>




<div id="wrapper">
 <li style="margin-top: 20px">
  <input type="checkbox" name="all" id="all" /> <label for='all'>All</label>
  <ul>
   <li><input type="checkbox" name="title" id="title_1" /> <label for="title_1"><strong>Title 01</strong></label>
    <ul>
     <li><input type="checkbox" name="selected[]" id="box_1" value="1" /> <label for="box_1">Sub Title 01</label></li>
     <li><input type="checkbox" name="selected[]" id="box_2" value="2" /> <label for="box_2">Sub Title 02</label></li>
     <li><input type="checkbox" name="selected[]" id="box_3" value="3" /> <label for="box_3">Sub Title 03</label></li>
     <li><input type="checkbox" name="selected[]" id="box_4" value="4" /> <label for="box_4">Sub Title 04</label></li>
    </ul>
   </li>
  </ul>
  <ul>
   <li><input type="checkbox" name="title" id="title_2" /> <label for="title_2"><strong>Title 02</strong></label>
    <ul>
     <li><input type="checkbox" name="selected[]" id="box_5" value="5" /> <label for="box_5">Sub Title 05</label></li>
     <li><input type="checkbox" name="selected[]" id="box_6" value="6" /> <label for="box_6">Sub Title 06</label></li>
     <li><input type="checkbox" name="selected[]" id="box_7" value="7" /> <label for="box_7">Sub Title 07</label></li>
    </ul>
   </li>
  </ul>
 </li>
</div>