I am using and a webform

I want to populate a CheckBoxList with data using a query, is there an example or a website i can refer to ?

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Set AutoPostBack=True to refresh on every click (cblContinent)

 Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        'Put user code to initialize the page here

        If Not Page.IsPostBack Then

' Create a HashTable with continent names.
            Dim continents As New Hashtable(5)
            continents.Add("America", 1)
            continents.Add("Europa", 2)
            continents.Add("Asia", 3)
            continents.Add("Africa", 4)
            continents.Add("Australia", 5)

            ' Bind it to the cblContinents CheckBoxList control.
            cblContinents.DataSource = continents
            cblContinents.DataTextField = "Key"
            cblContinents.DataValueField = "Value"

            ' Perform binding for all the controls in the page.
End If

End Sub

 ' an element of the CheckBoxList control has been selected

    Private Sub cblContinents_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles cblContinents.SelectedIndexChanged
        Dim li As ListItem, msg As String
        ' check the Selected property of each item
        For Each li In cblContinents.Items
            If li.Selected Then
                msg &= String.Format("Item = {0}, Value = {1}<br>", li.Text, li.Value)
            End If
        lblCheckBoxListInfo.Text = msg
    End Sub
Hello Moizsaif123,

Here is the sample code:

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>



   <script runat="server">

      Sub Check_Clicked(sender as Object, e As EventArgs)

         Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br><br>"

         ' Iterate through the Items collection of the CheckBoxList
         ' control and display the selected items.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i=0 To checkboxlist1.Items.Count - 1

            If checkboxlist1.Items(i).Selected Then

               Message.Text &= checkboxlist1.Items(i).Text & "<br>"

            End If


      End Sub


   <form runat="server">
      <h3> CheckBoxList Example </h3>

      Select items from the CheckBoxList.


      <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1"
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>


Hope it helps

If you're using the SqlClient objects, then you can do the following:

Dim sqlConn as New SqlConnection
Dim sqlCommand as New SqlCommand
Dim sqlReader as SqlDataReader
sqlConn.ConnectionString = "..."
sqlCommand.Connection = sqlConn
sqlCommand.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM Table"
sqlReader = sqlCommand.ExecuteReader
myCheckBoxList.DataSource = sqlReader
myCheckBoxList.DataTextField = "...field name for text..."
myCheckBoxList.DataValueField = "...field name for values..."

- Joe

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Moizsaif123Author Commented:
Ssql = "Select * from testpurpose"
        With cmd
            .CommandText = Ssql
            .Connection = myConnection
        End With
        dr = cmd.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection)
        While dr.Read
        End While

above im running a query which creates a list of checkboxes....

on server side how do i know which check box is selected or checked....


Dim chkBox as CheckBox
For Each chkBox In CheckBoxList1
        Response.Write("Checkbox ID " & chkBox.ID & " is checked.")
    End If

That will write the ID's of the boxes that are checked.

- Joe
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