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Thread: Suggestions how to do this?

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    Default Suggestions how to do this?

    For those who saw my most recent post, I am still working with this Fantasy Football Draft Manager Program and now I need help stylistically.

    Ok, so right now I have a filter system that allows the user to filter through the 500 or so players based on the following criteria: Positions, NFL Team, and Last Name. The user can activate and deactivate the NFL Team and the Last Name filters at their discretion. The Positions filter however is always activated as it is the primary filter. The Positions filter is currently a JComboBox with the following options: All,QB,RB,WR,RB/WR,TE,DST,K. There is the possibility of expansion, so that might increase to other options in the future.

    Now, I had an idea. What if I already have my QB and I want to look at all the other positions, excluding QBs. That would be a nice feature and it would have to be some sort of checkbox thing I would think. However, with the possibility of a dynamic number of positions AND for it to look good, adding 8 checkboxes in a clustered group just wont do it. My next thought was perhaps putting checkboxes in the JComboBox, but I think that would still look tacky and possibly difficult to use.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the best route to go would be?
    Last edited by aussiemcgr; September 2nd, 2010 at 11:48 AM. Reason: Fixed Both Bugs. Still need help with style issue.

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    Default Re: Suggestions how to do this?

    You can use a list component (combo box, Radio buttons, etc.) to show which position the user is currently looking to fill, and have an option to show all unfilled positions and/or all positions.

    I think the user will generally want to look through each position one at a time or look at all available picks together, so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense having say only QB and RB visible.

    Also, with 8 positions it's not too clustered to look through check boxes (especially if they're organized in a clear and concise manner).