I'm trying to decide the best control and UI indicators to provide to users performing bulk functionality on a group of users in a grid.
I'm trying to approach this two different ways. The first is to have the "select all" checkbox in the header, that contains a list of functionality a user can perform to the users selected. My only issue with this method is that you don't have to select all to be able to perform the function. You could select 1, 2 or 10 items and still perform the functions.
The way I'd prefer to do this is by showing a drop-down menu that has the functions. Users select the option they want to perform on the users and click a "do it" button. My issue with this is more of a placement one. How do I get the functionality of the drop down and the checkboxes to appear to the user that they go together.