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The ASP.NET MVC ListBox is a graphical user interface for displaying a list of items with multi-selection options. It has a rich appearance and allows users to select one or more items from the list using checkboxes or keyboard interactions. It has several out-of-the-box features, such as data binding, sorting, grouping, reordering, dragging and dropping, UI customization, and accessibility.

Data binding

In Listbox for ASP.NET MVC, you can bind data from a variety of data sources such as JSON data collections or remote data source using different kinds of adaptors such as OData, OData V4, URL, JSON, and Web API. This uses JavaScript data manager to manage data, and also has customization option for data request and processing.

ASP.NET MVC List box with Data binding


ListBox selection is used to highlight the selected items. By default, multi-selection is enabled in the ListBox. You can also modify it to a single selection.

Single selection

When a user clicks or taps an item, ListBox enables the selection of the list item by default.

Multiple selection

The ASP.NET MVC ListBox control supports multiple selection using touch or keyboard actions.

Checkbox selection

Checkbox type selection allows you to select items using check boxes, and provision to select all items is also available.

Reordering of selected item

In ListBox, you can reorder selected items within the list. It can be moved up and down using keyboard interactions or toolbar action.

ASP.NET MVC drag and drop ListBox

Dragging and Dropping of items

The ASP.NET MVC ListBox allows you to drag and drop items between one or more list boxes. You can customize the placeholder and dragged item hint.


The ListBox toolbar allows you to perform predefined actions like,

  • Reordering: Moves selected items up or down.
  • Item transferring: Transfers selected or all items between connected list boxes.

Grouping with category

Group the list items with the corresponding category to pick an item quickly. It also increases the visual experience of the user.

UI customization with templates

The appearance (style) of each item displayed in the listbox can be customized.

ASP.NET MVC List Box with HTML form validation

ASP.NET MVC HTML form support

The ASP.NET MVC ListBox is a form control that seamlessly supports HTML forms and obtains values on form submission.

Sortable list items

You can display items in the ascending or descending order in a list.


Filtering is used to select a few items from the list in the data column, that meet a given criteria. Enable the filtering functionality to show the search input box at the top of the Listbox.

ASP.NET MVC Listbox Filtering.

Other supported frameworks

The ListBox component is also available in Blazor, React, Angular, JavaScript and Vue frameworks. Check out the different ListBox platforms from the links below,

Web accessibility

  • Fully supports WAI-ARIA accessibility that makes a list view accessible to on-screen readers and assistive devices.
  • Follows WAI-ARIA best practices for implementing keyboard interaction.
  • Designed with UI element visuals such as foreground color, background color, line spacing, text, and images based on the WCAG 2.0 standard.
  • Supports right-to-left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Farsi.

Developer-friendly APIs

Developers can customize all UI elements and control their behaviors according to the end user’s requirement using the control’s rich set of client-side APIs.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Display list of items with single or multiselection option.
  • Sort, group, reorder, and drag and drop the list items.
  • Utilize rich UI interaction and keyboard navigation support.
  • Reorder and transfer the items between connected ListBoxes with toolbar settings.
  • Select items with check boxes.
  • Customize items with template support.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Touch-friendly and responsive UI.
  • One of the best ASP.NET MVC ListBox in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Extensive demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with ASP.NET MVC ListBox.

We do not sell the ASP.NET MVC ListBox separately. It is only available for purchase as part of the Syncfusion team license. This contains over 1,800 components and frameworks, including the ASP.NET MVC ListBox. The price of the team license starts at $395 per month for 5 developers, and includes support and updates until the subscription expires. In addition, we might offer discounts based on currently active promotions. Please contact our product specialists today to see if you qualify for any additional discounts.

You can find our ASP.NET MVC ListBox demo here.

No, our 1,800+ components and frameworks for web, mobile, and desktop, including our ASP.NET MVC ListBox, are not sold individually. They are only available as part of a team license. However, we have competitively priced the product, so it only costs a little bit more than what some other vendors charge for their ListBox control alone. We have also found that, in our experience, our customers usually start off using one of our products and then expand to several products quickly, so we felt it was best to offer all 1,800+ components and frameworks for a subscription fee that starts at $395 per month for a team of 5 developers. Additionally, we might be able to offer discounts based on currently active promotions. Please contact our product specialists today to see if you qualify for any additional discounts.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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