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Used to group multiple radio buttons. In one radiogroup. Only one radio button may be selected at a time.


ZKComRef radio.png

<window title="Radiobox &amp; Radio Demo" width="200px" border="normal">
        <radiogroup onCheck="fruit.value = self.selectedItem.label">
            <radio label="Apple" />
            <radio label="Orange" />
            <radio label="Banana" />
        You have selected :
        <label id="fruit" style="color:red" />

Note: To support the versatile layout, a radio group accepts any kind of children , including Radio. On the other hand, the parent of a radio, if any, must be a radio group.

Radiogroup as an Ancestor of Radio

ZK groups radio components into the same radio group if they share the same ancestor, not just direct parent. It allows a more sophisticated layout. For example,

      <radio label="radio 1"/>
      <radio label="radio 2"/>
      <radio label="radio 3"/>
      <radio label="radio 4"/>
      <radio label="radio 5"/>
      <radio label="radio 6"/>

A Row of a Grid as a Radio Group

Since 5.0.4

Sometimes it is not possible to make the radiogroup component as an ancestor of all radio components. For example, each row of a grid might be an independent group. To solve this, you have to assign the radiogroup component to the radio component explicitly by the use of Radio.setRadiogroup(String) or Radio.setRadiogroup(Radiogroup).

ZKComRef Radiogroup Grid.png

  <radiogroup id="popular"/>
  <radiogroup id="fun"/>
      <column label="Question"/>
      <column label="Option 1"/>
      <column label="Option 2"/>
      <column label="Option 3"/>
      <column label="Comment"/>
        Most popular
        <radio label="Java" radiogroup="popular"/>
        <radio label="Groovy" radiogroup="popular"/>
        <radio label="C#" radiogroup="popular"/>
        Most fun
        <radio label="Open Source" radiogroup="fun"/>
        <radio label="Social Networking" radiogroup="fun"/>
        <radio label="Searching" radiogroup="fun"/>

Live Data

Since 6.0.0

Like a listbox, radiogroup supports ListModel, so that developers are able to separate the data from the view. In other words, developers only need to provide the data by implementing the ListModel interface, rather than manipulating the radiogroup directly. The benefits are twofold.

  • It is easier to show the same set of data in different views.
  • The grid sends the data to the client only if it is visible. It saves a lot of network traffic if the amount of data is large.

There are three steps to make use of live data.

1. Store your data object in a ListModel

ZK provides several implementation implementations of ListModel, just choose one upon your needs.

2. Set the ListModel at the model attribute.

3. (Optional) Implement the RadioRenderer interface to render each radio and specify it in the radioRenderer attribute

* This is optional. If it is not specified, ZK will render it with the default renderer.
* You can implement different renderers for representing the same data in different views.

In the following example, we prepared a ListModel called strset, assign it to a radigroup using the model attribute. Then, the radigroup will do the rest.


        String[] data = new String[5];
        for(int j=0; j < data.length; ++j) {
            data[j] = "option "+j;
        ListModel strset = new SimpleListModel(data);
  <radiogroup  model="${strset}" />

Supported Events

Event Type
Event: CheckEvent

Denotes when a radio under the radiogroup is checked.

Supported Children


Use Cases

Version Description Example Location
5.0 Radiogroup and selection
5.0 Radiogroup, data binding and TypeConverter
6.0.0 Introduce model to Radiogroup

Version History

Last Update : 2022/01/12

Version Date Content
5.0.4 August 2010 Allow a radio component associated with a non-ancestor radiogroup.

Last Update : 2022/01/12

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