Until now, Lycia had 3 types of radio widgets: RadioButton, RadioButtonList, and RadioButtonListItem. RadioButton – for a single radio, and RadioButtonList + RadioButtonListItem – for a radio group.

You could not add RadioButtonListItem to a form prior to adding RadioButtonList. You could not have RadioButtonList without RadioButtonListItems in it. And you could not add RadioButton to RadioButtonList.
On top of that, all three widgets were named in much the same way and sit next to each other in the Palette, hence making it difficult to spot the right item quickly.

We figured out it might be a bit too clunky and confusing, and hence wanted to ease the job for you. With this in mind, we designed a new widget – Radio.
We’ve made it so that the moment you add the Radio widget to a form, RadioGroup will be automatically created and available in the Components tree.

Previously, adding a radio group to a form typically involved the following steps:

  1. Locate and select RadioButtonList in Palette (make sure you didn’t confuse it with the other two RadioButton… widgets)
  2. Add it to a form.
  3. Locate and select RadioButtonListItem in Palette (make sure you didn’t confuse it with the other two RadioButton… widgets).
  4. Add it to a form, pointing exactly inside the previously added RadioButtonList.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 as many times as many options you’d like your radio group to have.

Now, it is as easy as this:

  1. Locate and select Radio in Palette.
  2. Add it to a form.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 as many items as many options you’d like your radio group to have.

Adding the Radio widget to a form

Find more details about related functionality in Lycia tutorials.

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Use morphing feature in Form Designer to easily convert your existing RadioButtonList, RadioButtonListItem and RadioButton widgets to Radio.

Download the latest Lycia and see it for yourself!

To stay tuned with the latest enhancements to Lycia – implemented and planned, – remember to visit our Release Notes page from time to time 😉