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For your new object that does not support that option, you should hide the checkbox and label. Just hide that set with CSS display: none; to remove it from the flow.
You should not show controls to the user if they can not interact with them. It will cause problems like frustration, doubts and may be even leaving the process altogether. If the user finds a control that he can't interact with, first is going to look for an explanation of why. Once he doesn't find that answer, he may feel that missed a step before, and ...
The dash icon certainly looks and feels like it would collapse the section. Have you considered being more verbose and showing a count of the selected items? Chosen 3 of 5 items This could be either in the section heading or the footer. Also this message could be tailored to the section / site or even theme: Selected 3 of 5 website features or ...
This is the most clear way I've seen to implement tri-state check boxes:
I probably wouldn't use tabs; I would use a datagrid displaying all orders at-a-glance given a customer number. The datagrid would have a checkbox column (or allow multiple row selections) and a button that would perform whatever action against all selected rows. For order details, if there isn't enough room on the row to show the order and its details, ...
In To do list it's better to show the steps, which are under a user responsibility. This focus him on his task. Status of each task is a property, that could be displayed along with the task. Also it's better to use command mood for task naming, e.g. Fill form instead of Form filled. Your list is more close to status indicators, no Todo list, as all the ...
It's hard to answer your question without broader context. Does user should sit and wait for entity to be validated by admins? If yes then how long does it take? How user is notified about validation results? 2nd form is opened in another tab? Can your backend developers send you (to frontend) the asynchronous event from the backend?
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