Selection provides an interactive support to highlight the card that you select. Selection can be done through simple Mouse down or Keyboard interaction. To enable selection, set AllowSelection as true.

You can see the mouse hovering effect on the corresponding cards using AllowHover property. By default selection and hovering is true.

Types of Selection

Two types of selections available in Kanban are,

  1. Single
  2. Multiple

Single Selection

To enable single selection by setting SelectionType property as single.

Multiple Selections

Multiple selections are an interactive support to select a group of cards in Kanban by mouse or keyboard interactions. To enable multiple selections by set SelectionType property as Multiple.

You can select multiple random cards below key press.

Keys Description
Ctrl + mouse left To select multiple random cards.
Shift + mouse left To continuous cards select.

To unselect selected cards, by press “Shift + mouse left” click on selected row.

The following code example describes the above behavior.

<ej:Kanban ID="Kanban" runat="server" KeyField="Status" SelectionType="Multiple">
                    <ej:KanbanColumn HeaderText="Backlog" Key="Open" />
                    <ej:KanbanColumn HeaderText="In Progress" Key="InProgress" />
                    <ej:KanbanColumn HeaderText="Done" Key="Close" />
                <Fields Content="Summary" PrimaryKey="Id" Tag="Tags" />
List<Tasks> Task = new List<Tasks>();  
          protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            Task.Add(new Tasks(1, "Open", "Analyze the new requirements gathered from the customer.", "Story", "Low", "Analyze,Customer", 3.5, "Nancy", "../content/images/kanban/1.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(2, "InProgress", "Improve application performance", "Improvement", "Normal", "Improvement", 6, "Andrew", "../content/images/kanban/2.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(3, "Open", "Arrange a web meeting with the customer to get new requirements.", "Others", "Critical", "Meeting", 5.5, "Janet", "../content/images/kanban/3.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(4, "InProgress", "Fix the issues reported in the IE browser.", "Bug", "Release Breaker", "IE", 2.5, "Janet", "../content/images/kanban/3.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(5, "Testing", "Fix the issues reported by the customer.", "Bug", "Low", "Customer", 3.5, "Steven", "../content/images/kanban/5.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(6, "Close", "Arrange a web meeting with the customer to get the login page requirements.", "Others", "Low", "Meeting", 2, "Michael", "../content/images/kanban/6.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(7, "Validate", "Validate new requirements", "Improvement", "Low", "Validation", 1.5, "Robert", "../content/images/kanban/7.png", 4));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(8, "Close", "Login page validation", "Story", "Release Breaker", "Validation,Fix", 2.5, "Laura", "../content/images/kanban/8.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(9, "Testing", "Fix the issues reported in Safari browser.", "Bug", "Release Breaker", "Fix,Safari", 1.5, "Nancy", "../content/images/kanban/1.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(10, "Close", "Test the application in the IE browser.", "Story", "Low", "Testing,IE", 5.5, "Margaret", "../content/images/kanban/4.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(11, "Validate", "Validate the issues reported by the customer.", "Story", "High", "Validation,Fix", 1, "Steven", "../content/images/kanban/5.png", 5));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(12, "Testing", "Check Login page validation.", "Story", "Release Breaker", "Testing", 0.5, "Michael", "../content/images/kanban/6.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(13, "Open", "API improvements.", "Improvement", "High", "Grid,API", 3.5, "Robert", "../content/images/kanban/7.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(14, "InProgress", "Add responsive support to application", "Epic", "Critical", "Responsive", 6, "Laura", "../content/images/kanban/8.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(15, "Open", "Show the retrieved data from the server in grid control.", "Story", "High", "Database,SQL", 5.5, "Margaret", "../content/images/kanban/4.png", 4));
            this.Kanban.DataSource = Task;

The following output is displayed as a result of the above code example.