How to get ListBox multiple selected items in listbox get multiple selected items
The following c# example code demonstrate us how can we get ListBox control's selected items programmatically when ListBox selection mode is multiple.

ListBox control 'SelectionMode' property have two possible values 'Multiple' and 'Single'. Multiple mode allow us to select more than one items from ListBox control. When users select items from ListBox which SelectionMode is Multiple, then it is more complicated to get the selected items programmatically at run time.

We can get ListBox selected items on ListBox SelectedIndexChanged event or manually by a Button click without AutoPostBack. To get the ListBox selected items, at first we perform a Linq query to get the ListBox items which ListItem object's 'Selected' property value is 'true'. Then we loop through the selected items collection and display on web browser with items text and value..

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"%>    
<!DOCTYPE html>
<script runat="server">  
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)  
            //auto height of listbox to remove vertical scrollbar
            ListBox1.Rows = ListBox1.Items.Count;
    protected void ListBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        //linq query to get all selected items from listbox
        var items = from ListItem li in ListBox1.Items
                    where li.Selected == true
                    select li;
        Label1.Text = "you selected....<br />";
        //loop through selected items in listbox
        foreach(ListItem li in items)
            //selected item text and value.
            Label1.Text +=li.Text + " | "+li.Value + "<br />";
<html xmlns="">        
<head id="Head1" runat="server">        
    <title> listbox get multiple selected items</title>  
    <form id="form1" runat="server">        
        <h2 style="color:MidnightBlue; font-style:italic;">        
   example - listbox get multiple selected items
        <hr width="550" align="left" color="Gainsboro" />        
            Text="select item(s) from listbox."
        <br /><br />  
            Font-Names="Comic Sans MS"
            <asp:ListItem Text="Blackish Cinclodes" Value="1"></asp:ListItem>
            <asp:ListItem Text="Canyon Canastero" Value="2"></asp:ListItem>
            <asp:ListItem Text="Rufous Hornero" Value="3"></asp:ListItem>
            <asp:ListItem Text="Thorn-tailed Rayadito" Value="4"></asp:ListItem>
            <asp:ListItem Text="Firewood-gatherer" Value="5"></asp:ListItem>
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