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ListControl.SelectedItem Property

Gets the selected item with the lowest index in the list control.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public virtual ListItem SelectedItem { get; }
/** @property */
public ListItem get_SelectedItem ()

public function get SelectedItem () : ListItem

Property Value

A ListItem that represents the lowest indexed item selected from the list control. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

If the list control allows only a single selection, use this property to get the individual properties of the selected item. If the list control allows multiple selections, use this property to get the properties of the lowest indexed item selected from the list control.

The following example demonstrates how to use SelectedItem to get the individual properties of the currently selected item in the RadioButtonList and to display that item and its value.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
 <html>
 <script language="C#" runat="server">
 
    ICollection CreateDataSource() {
       DataTable dt = new DataTable();
       DataRow dr;
 
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("DateTimeValue", typeof(DateTime)));
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("BoolValue", typeof(bool)));
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));
 
       for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) {
          dr = dt.NewRow();
 
          dr[0] = i;
          dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
          dr[2] = DateTime.Now;
          dr[3] = (i % 2 != 0) ? true : false;
          dr[4] = 1.23 * (i+1);
 
          dt.Rows.Add(dr);
       }
 
       DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
       return dv;
    }
 
    void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) {
       if (!IsPostBack) {
          RadioButtonList1.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
          RadioButtonList1.DataTextField="StringValue";
          RadioButtonList1.DataValueField="CurrencyValue";
          RadioButtonList1.DataBind();
       }
    }
 
    void Index_Changed(Object sender, EventArgs e) {
 
       Label1.Text = "You selected " + RadioButtonList1.SelectedItem.Text +
                     " with a value of $" + RadioButtonList1.SelectedItem.Value +
                     ".";
 
    }
 
 </script>
 
 <body>
 
    <form runat=server>
 
       <asp:RadioButtonList id="RadioButtonList1" 
            OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Changed"
            AutoPostBack="true"
            runat="server"/>
 
       <br>
 
       <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server"/>
 
    </form>
 
 </body>
 </html>
    

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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