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How to get values of selected items in CheckBoxList with foreach in ASP.NET C#?


Question

I have a CheckBoxList like this:

<asp:CheckBoxList ID="CBLGold" runat="server" CssClass="cbl">
    <asp:ListItem Value="TGJU"> TG </asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem Value="GOLDOZ"> Gold </asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem Value="SILVEROZ"> Silver </asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem Value="NERKH"> NE </asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem Value="TALA"> Tala </asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem Value="YARAN"> Sekeh </asp:ListItem>
</asp:CheckBoxList>

Now I want to get the value of the selected items from this CheckBoxList using foreach, and put the values into a list.

2020/02/19
1
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2/19/2020 9:09:12 PM

Accepted Answer

Note that I prefer the code to be short.

List<ListItem> selected = CBLGold.Items.Cast<ListItem>()
    .Where(li => li.Selected)
    .ToList();

or with a simple foreach:

List<ListItem> selected = new List<ListItem>();
foreach (ListItem item in CBLGold.Items)
    if (item.Selected) selected.Add(item);

If you just want the ListItem.Value:

List<string> selectedValues = CBLGold.Items.Cast<ListItem>()
   .Where(li => li.Selected)
   .Select(li => li.Value)
   .ToList();
2020/09/03
189
9/3/2020 3:10:46 PM

foreach (ListItem item in CBLGold.Items)
{
    if (item.Selected)
    {
        string selectedValue = item.Value;
    }
}
2020/02/19

Good afternoon, you could always use a little LINQ to get the selected list items and then do what you want with the results:

var selected = CBLGold.Items.Cast<ListItem>().Where(x => x.Selected);
// work with selected...
2013/09/20

Following suit from the suggestions here, I added an extension method to return a list of the selected items using LINQ for any type that Inherits from System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListControl.

Every ListControl object has an Items property of type ListItemCollection. ListItemCollection exposes a collection of ListItems, each of which have a Selected property.

C Sharp:

public static IEnumerable<ListItem> GetSelectedItems(this ListControl checkBoxList)
{
    return from ListItem li in checkBoxList.Items where li.Selected select li;
}

Visual Basic:

<Extension()> _
Public Function GetSelectedItems(ByVal checkBoxList As ListControl) As IEnumerable(Of ListItem)
    Return From li As ListItem In checkBoxList.Items Where li.Selected
End Function

Then, just use like this in either language:

myCheckBoxList.GetSelectedItems()
2014/02/20

To top up on @Tim Schmelter, in which to get back the List<int> instead,

List<string> selectedValues = CBLGold.Items.Cast<ListItem>()
   .Where(li => li.Selected)
   .Select(li => li.Value)
   .Select(int.Parse)
   .ToList();
2017/12/11

List<string> values =new list<string>();
foreach(ListItem Item in ChkList.Item)
{
    if(Item.Selected)
    values.Add(item.Value);
}
2016/02/03