18 Aug 20173 minutes to read

The ListBox widget allows you to highlight the selected item. It allows multiple selection also.

Selection on initialize

By default, the ListBox widget allows single item selection. We can select specific item during initialization of the ListBox widget using the “selectedIndex” API.

        <ul id="listbox">
            <li>Audi A4</li>
            <li>Audi A5</li>
            <li>Audi A6</li>
            <li>Audi A7</li>
            <li>Audi A8</li>
            <li>BMW 501</li>
            <li>BMW 502</li>
            <li>BMW 503</li>
            <li>BMW 507</li>
            <li>BMW 3200</li>
/// <reference path="tsfiles/jquery.d.ts" />
/// <reference path="tsfiles/ej.web.all.d.ts" />\

module ListBoxComponent {
    $(function () {

           var listboxInstance = new ej.ListBox($("#listbox"), {
                    selectedIndex: 2


Multiple selection

Multiple selection can be enabled using “allowMultiSelection” property. You can select multiple list items using “Ctrl” and “Shift” keys.

See Also

Keyboard Interaction.

  • $(function () {
                var listboxInstance = new ej.ListBox($("#listbox"), {
                        allowMultiSelection: true


    The ListBox widget allows selection through checkbox. It can be enabled using “showCheckbox” API.

    The specified items can be checked on initialize through “checkedIndices” property.

    See Also


  • $(function () {
               var listboxInstance = new ej.ListBox($("#listbox"), {
                        showCheckbox: true,
                        checkedIndices: [1, 2]