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Help with selecting multiple rows from a listbox and assigning values to a variable using VB.NET

Posted on 2016-09-20
Last Modified: 2016-09-21

How do you select multiple rows from a listbox and assigning values to a variable using VB.NET?  For example if I select
House, Garage, Car from the listbox, would like to select a string variable s = House,Garage,Car.


Question by:vcharles
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Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 41807970
Dim items As New List(Of String)
        For Each itm In ListBox1.SelectedItems
        Dim rst As String
        rst = String.Join(",", items.ToArray)

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Fernando Soto earned 500 total points
ID: 41808636
Hi Victor;

The following code snippet should do what you need.
'' This linq query will iterate through the selected items in the 
'' ListBox control and build a comma seperated string of the selected values
'' The variable acc is the string that is being built and item is the next item in the ListBox 
Dim s As String = (From r In ListBox1.SelectedItems
                   Select r).Aggregate(Function(acc As String, item As String) acc & ", " & item)

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ID: 41808659
Thank You. I will get back to you.
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Author Comment

ID: 41809551
Hi Fernando,

Your solution works, is there a way to select multiple rows from the listbox without pressing the ctrl key?



Author Closing Comment

ID: 41809553
Thank You.

Author Comment

ID: 41809555
Please disregard question from last post.
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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 41809581
Not a problem Victor, glad to help.

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