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I need to loop through a multiple selection listbox and retrieve selected values.

Three rows were selected. The following code goes to the first selected valuethree times.
 
 string strItems = "";
        foreach (ListItem row in lstKeyword.Items)  
        {
            if (row.Selected == true)
            {
                strItems = strItems + int.Parse(lstKeyword.SelectedValue.ToString()) + ",";
            }
        }

//strItems returns 1267,1267,1267,

How can I move to the next selected value?

Thanks,
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Question by:Dovberman
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string strItems = "";
        foreach (ListItem row in lstKeyword.Items)  
        {
            if (row.Selected == true)
            {
                strItems = strItems + int.Parse(row.Value) + ",";
            }
        }
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by:Rouchie
ID: 38850545
ListControl.SelectedValue.ToString() always returns the first selected value, even if multiple items are selected.

So... you have to cast each one as a ListItem (like you have done) then refer to that respective item's Value property.
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by:Rouchie
ID: 38850557
Actually this is better because it avoids parsing to int then back to string, so less code to achieve the same result...

string strItems = "";
        foreach (ListItem row in lstKeyword.Items)  
        {
            if (row.Selected == true)
            {
                strItems = strItems + row.Value + ",";
            }
        } 

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by:sedgwick
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string strItems = String.Join(",", lstKeyword.Items.Cast<ListItem>().Where(n=>n.Selected).Select(n=>n.Value).ToArray());

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by:Dovberman
ID: 38850607
So how do I go to the next selected item?
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by:sedgwick
ID: 38850613
This code returns all selected values concatenated in a single string
and separated with comma
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by:Dovberman
ID: 38850618
Got it.

      string strItems = "";
        foreach (ListItem row in lstKeyword.Items)  
        {
            if (row.Selected == true)
            {
                strItems = strItems + int.Parse(row.Value) + ",";
            }
         }

Thanks
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by:Rouchie
ID: 38850619
That's what I posted (See above about the Int.Parse bit which you don't need)!
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