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Client-side Selecting Multiple Rows

RadGrid allows users to select several rows at a time. By default, only one row can be selected at a time. To enable multi-row selection, set the grid's AllowMultiRowSelection property to True.

When multi-row selection is enabled, clicking on a row still de-selects any other selected rows. Users can select multiple rows by holding the Ctrl key down while clicking on a row:

Selection of Rows client-side

By holding the Shift key down while clicking, the grid selects all rows between the last selected row and the current click:

Another way users can select multiple rows is by dragging around a set of rows. To enable this option, set the ClientSettings.Selecting.EnableDragToSelectRows property to True:

Area Selection


When using the drag functionality to select multiple RadGrid rows, it is highly recommended to set the margin style of the <form> HTML element to zero . Otherwise a scrollbar flicker occurs during the selection in IE7 due to a browser-specific behavior.
form{ margin: 0;}

When multi-row selection is enabled, if you add a GridClientSelectColumn to the grid, the header for the column contains a check box that selects or de-selects all items in the grid:

The selected items can be accessed by calling the get_selectedItems() method of the GridTableView client-side object (see the Client-side API Reference section for more information).

You can set the properties for enabling client-side multi-row selection declaratively:

      <telerik:RadGrid RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadGrid1" runat="server" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" AllowMultiRowSelection="True">
          <Selecting AllowRowSelect="true" EnableDragToSelectRows="true" />

You can also set these properties at runtime in the code-behind:

        RadGrid1.AllowMultiRowSelection = true;
        RadGrid1.ClientSettings.Selecting.AllowRowSelect = true;
        RadGrid1.ClientSettings.Selecting.EnableDragToSelectRows = true;            
    RadGrid1.AllowMultiRowSelection = true
    RadGrid1.ClientSettings.Selecting.AllowRowSelect = true
    RadGrid1.ClientSettings.Selecting.EnableDragToSelectRows = true

For a live example that demonstrates client-side multi-row selection, see Client-side row selection.