Checkbox

DropDownList displays checkboxes to the left of each item when you set ShowCheckbox property to true. It allows you to select more than one item at a time from DropDownList. Popup list stays open until the user finishes selection. When you click on an item’s text or checkbox then the checkbox checked status get change.

<ej-drop-down-list id="customerList" datasource="ViewBag.datasource" show-checkbox="true">
        <e-drop-down-list-fields text="Text" value="Value" />
        </ej-drop-down-list>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<Data> DropDownData = new List<Data>();
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item1", Text = "ListItem 1" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item2", Text = "ListItem 2" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item3", Text = "ListItem 3" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item4", Text = "ListItem 4" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item5", Text = "ListItem 5" });
            ViewBag.datasource=DropDownData;
            return View();
        }
        public class Data
        {
            public string Value { get; set; }
            public string Text { get; set; }
        }

if you want to showcase the DropDownList with default checked items on data binding, specify Selected field with Boolean values.

<ej-drop-down-list id="customerList" datasource="ViewBag.datasource" show-checkbox="true" width="300px">
        <e-drop-down-list-fields text="Text" value="Value" selected="Selected"/>
    </ej-drop-down-list>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<Data> DropDownData = new List<Data>();
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item1", Text = "ListItem 1", Selected=true });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item2", Text = "ListItem 2", Selected=false });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item3", Text = "ListItem 3", Selected=true });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item4", Text = "ListItem 4", Selected=false });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item5", Text = "ListItem 5", Selected=false });
            ViewBag.datasource=DropDownData;
            return View();
        }
        public class Data
        {
            public string Value { get; set; }
            public string Text { get; set; }
            public bool Selected { get; set; }
        }

Selection Modes

The MultiSelectMode property enables you to make multiple selections in the following two ways:

  • Delimiter
  • Visual Mode

IMPORTANT

“MultiSelectMode” property accepts Syncfusion.JavaScript.MultiSelectModeTypes enum value.

Delimiter

Each checked item’s text is appended to the textbox with delimiter “,” by default. This is enabled by assigning Syncfusion.JavaScript.MultiSelectModeTypes.Delimiter (enum) value to MultiSelectMode property. You can customize the delimiter option by using DelimiterChar property.

<ej-drop-down-list id="customerList" datasource="ViewBag.datasource" show-checkbox="true" width="300px" delimiter-char="-" multi-select-mode="@MultiSelectModeTypes.Delimiter">
         <e-drop-down-list-fields text="Text" value="Value"/>
    </ej-drop-down-list>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<Data> DropDownData = new List<Data>();
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item1", Text = "ListItem 1" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item2", Text = "ListItem 2" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item3", Text = "ListItem 3" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item4", Text = "ListItem 4" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item5", Text = "ListItem 5" });
            ViewBag.datasource=DropDownData;
            return View();
        }
        public class Data
        {
            public string Value { get; set; }
            public string Text { get; set; }
        }

Visual Mode

When you enable this option in DropDownList control, each checked item’s text is appended to the text box in a box model layout. This is enabled by assigning Syncfusion.JavaScript.MultiSelectModeTypes.VisualMode (enum) value to MultiSelectMode property.

<ej-drop-down-list id="customerList" datasource="ViewBag.datasource" show-checkbox="true" width="300px" multi-select-mode="@MultiSelectModeTypes.VisualMode">
         <e-drop-down-list-fields text="Text" value="Value"/>
    </ej-drop-down-list>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<Data> DropDownData = new List<Data>();
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item1", Text = "ListItem 1" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item2", Text = "ListItem 2" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item3", Text = "ListItem 3" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item4", Text = "ListItem 4" });
            DropDownData.Add(new Data { Value = "item5", Text = "ListItem 5" });
            ViewBag.datasource=DropDownData;
            return View();
        }
        public class Data
        {
            public string Value { get; set; }
            public string Text { get; set; }
        }