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ListItem.Selected Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the item is selected.

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

public bool Selected { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the item is selected; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Use the Selected property to determine whether the ListItem is currently selected in the list control that contains it. This property is commonly used, when iterating through a collection of ListItem objects in a list control, to determine whether an item is selected.

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The following example demonstrates how to use the Selected property when iterating through the Items collection of a CheckBoxList control to determine which check boxes are selected.

NoteNote

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Forms Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
 <head>
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
 <body>
    <script language="C#" runat="server">
       void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) {
          Message.Text="Selected Item(s):" + "<br />" + "<br />";
          for (int i=0; i<checkboxlist1.Items.Count; i++) {
             if (checkboxlist1.Items[i].Selected)
                Message.Text=Message.Text + checkboxlist1.Items[i].Text + "<br />";
          }
       }
    </script>

    <form id="form1" action="checkboxlist.aspx" method="post" runat="server">

       <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1" runat="server"
            AutoPostBack="True"
            CellPadding="5"
            CellSpacing="5"
            RepeatColumns="2"
            RepeatDirection="Vertical"
            RepeatLayout="Flow"
            TextAlign="Right"
            OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked">

          <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
          <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
          <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
          <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
          <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
          <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>

       </asp:CheckBoxList>

       <br /><br />
       <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>

    </form>

 </body>
 </html>
    

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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