I have a "yes/no" field in a SharePoint 2013 list. In a default list view I can click "edit" link and get to inline editing of the list. In this case I can edit the "yes/no" field via a dropdown with values "yes" and "no". Like so:

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But in my solution I have lots of records that must be clicked through by users as quickly as possible. And a checkbox is more convenient for this, but not a dropdown.

So is there any way (with or without custom development) to display a checkbox instead of a dropdown in inline editing mode? Like so:

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This is a good and a complex question. The only way I think you can do this is via JQuery changing the controls on document.ready or using the JSLink of the list like Tobias Zimergren does in his post and then capturing the ajax that is firing after you modify something

Within your function ConvertToCheckBox(ctx) you should render an input check instead of the Yes/no Combo.

The file hierarchytaskslist.js within 15\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS folder actually converts Yes/no in checkbox. Check it here


Thank you, Alvmad. Nice article, but it's more about trade-offs in a particular type of a SharePoint 2013 list.

I asked MSDN forum about the problem and got awesome links to a kind of developer reference for "Quick Edit" mode customizations in SharePoint 2013: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/2ea0ec86-b6ba-49cd-afaa-3e1b7b5ba3ec/how-to-make-a-yesno-field-to-be-displayed-as-a-checkbox-during-inline-editing

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