What icon should I use for clearing all values from textboxes, selectors etc in my form on aspx website.

I don't want to use the reload button icon, because I'm not going to do postback I will just clear all the values. I've seen icon like brush to indicate cleaning but I don't think that indicates that it will clear all.

I want to make sure to indicate that it will clear all the text boxes etc in my form not just one.

Is it possible to do this without adding a text "ALL"?

  • I don't think you can. There will always be people who'll interpret it differently. I'd opt for a modal, asking the user to confirm whether or not to really clear all values. Alternatively, an undo clear all is also a good option for those who are caught by surprise. – PieBie Jan 27 '16 at 7:46

The Noun project can give you ideas. Here are some ideas

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Image 1-2: Search for Erase, by Chris Robinson and Dan Hetteix

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Image 3-4: Search for Clear, by Ilsur Aptukov. Search for Empty by Sergey Demushkin.

I'm sure you can get more ideas by searching yourself. You can combine ideas, for example clipboard with a eraser symbol etc.

  • Thanks this i.stack.imgur.com/j9Hek.png actually is something what I had in my mind, I just didn't know how to symbolise the whole(everything/all in) form >.< – Ms. Nobody Jan 26 '16 at 15:37
  • @Ms.Nobody I think it symbolizes the whole thing well. If i needed to be more explicit I would combine eraser with clipboard with text on it and then let the erase intersect all lines. – joojaa Jan 26 '16 at 15:46

How about some sort of cleaning device?

  • A sponge
  • A window cleaning thing (squeegee)
  • A car frontwindow cleaning thing
  • A eraser

or my favorite:

  • A Skull with crossed bones ;)
  • I think the skull might make some people scared about what's going to happen :D... – Ms. Nobody Jan 26 '16 at 15:00
  • The thing is is there some symbol that lets you know that the CLEANing device will be applied on whole form(it's like 10 things-mostly textboxes- to be filled) – Ms. Nobody Jan 26 '16 at 15:02
  • What? I don't understand your comment. Do you have some screenshots? – KSPR Jan 26 '16 at 15:11
  • thenounproject.com/search/?q=erase&i=3626 its called a squeegee – joojaa Jan 26 '16 at 18:17
  • What an awesome word :) – KSPR Jan 26 '16 at 19:26

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