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CheckedListBox.GetItemCheckState Method

Returns a value indicating the check state of the current item.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

Public Function GetItemCheckState ( _
	index As Integer _
) As CheckState


Type: System.Int32

The index of the item to get the checked value of.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.CheckState
One of the CheckState values.


The index specified is less than zero.


The index specified is greater than or equal to the count of items in the list.

The GetItemCheckState method provides the ability to get the CheckState value of an item, given the index. If you never set the check state of an item to Indeterminate, then use the GetItemChecked method.

The following example enumerates the checked items in the CheckedListBox.CheckedIndexCollection to see what check state an item is in. The example demonstrates using the GetItemCheckState method to set the check state of an item. The example also demonstrates using the CheckedIndices property to get the CheckedListBox.CheckedIndexCollection and the CheckedItems property to get the CheckedListBox.CheckedItemCollection.

The first loop uses the GetItemCheckState method to get the CheckState of each checked item, given the index of the item. The second loop also uses GetItemCheckState, but uses the ListBox.ObjectCollection.IndexOf method to retrieve the index for the item.

Private Sub WhatIsChecked_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles WhatIsChecked.Click
    ' Display in a message box all the items that are checked. 
    Dim indexChecked As Integer 
    Dim itemChecked As Object 
    Const quote As String = """" 

    ' First show the index and check state of all selected items. 
    For Each indexChecked In CheckedListBox1.CheckedIndices
        ' The indexChecked variable contains the index of the item.
        MessageBox.Show("Index#: " + indexChecked.ToString() + ", is checked. Checked state is:" + _
                        CheckedListBox1.GetItemCheckState(indexChecked).ToString() + ".")

    ' Next show the object title and check state for each item selected. 
    For Each itemChecked In CheckedListBox1.CheckedItems

        ' Use the IndexOf method to get the index of an item.
        MessageBox.Show("Item with title: " + quote + itemChecked.ToString() + quote + _
                        ", is checked. Checked state is: " + _
                        CheckedListBox1.GetItemCheckState(CheckedListBox1.Items.IndexOf(itemChecked)).ToString() + ".")

End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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