Checkbox

27 Apr 20186 minutes to read

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.

  • html
  • <ej:DropDownList ID="DropDownList1" runat="server" ShowCheckbox="true">
            <Items>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 1" Value="item1"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 2" Value="item2"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 3" Value="item3"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 4" Value="item4"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 5" Value="item5"></ej:DropDownListItem>
            </Items>
        </ej:DropDownList>

    NOTE

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

    <ej:DropDownList ID="DropDownList1" runat="server" ShowCheckbox="true" DataTextField="Text" DataValueField="Value" DataSelectedField="Selected"></ej:DropDownList>
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            {
                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 });
                DropDownList1.DataSource = DropDownData;
            }
            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.

  • html
  • <ej:DropDownList ID="DropDownList1" runat="server" MultiSelectMode="Delimiter" DelimiterChar="-">
            <Items>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 1" Value="item1"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 2" Value="item2"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 3" Value="item3"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 4" Value="item4"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 5" Value="item5"></ej:DropDownListItem>
            </Items>
        </ej:DropDownList>

    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.

  • html
  • <ej:DropDownList ID="DropDownList1" runat="server" MultiSelectMode="VisualMode">
            <Items>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 1" Value="item1"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 2" Value="item2"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 3" Value="item3"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 4" Value="item4"></ej:DropDownListItem>
                <ej:DropDownListItem Text="ListItem 5" Value="item5"></ej:DropDownListItem>
            </Items>
        </ej:DropDownList>