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Grid with checkbox and multi-selection (highlight)


I'd like to know whether there is some example of grid with checkbox in the first column? However I'd also like to continue using the multi-selection with ctrl key. The behaviour would be:

  1. When I click on checkbox then the line will would be selected (highlight).
  2. When I click on another checkbox then would have 2 lines selected (highlight)
  3. When I use crtl key and I select with the mouse an another line then the checkbox of this line would be checked and the same line would be selected (highlight). So we have 3 lines selected with checkbox checked and highlighted.


1 Reply

RU Ragavee U S Syncfusion Team October 7, 2014 10:41 AM UTC

Hi Bruno


Thanks for your interest in Syncfusion Products.


Based on your requirement, we have created a sample to select multiple records using checkbox and by using the ctrl key. The sample can be downloaded from the below location.


Sample Link: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/directtrac/general/MVC_Sample_-_12.2.0.36684870174.zip


In the above sample, we have bound a checkbox column to the grid using the Template property of the grid. Please refer the below code snippet.




        .Columns(col =>


                    col.HeaderText("Checkbox Column").Template(true).TemplateID("#checkboxTemplate").TextAlign(TextAlign.Center).Add();

              . . .     





<script type="text/x-jsrender" id="checkboxTemplate">

    <input type="checkbox" class="rowCheckbox" />



In the rowSelecting event of the grid, we have set the _multiSelectCtrlRequest property as true on clicking the checkbox. Please refer the below code snippet


<script type="text/javascript">

    var selection;


    function RowSelecting(e) {

        selection = this._multiSelectCtrlRequest;

        if ($(window.document.activeElement).hasClass("rowCheckbox") == true)

            this._multiSelectCtrlRequest = true;



    function RecordClick(e) {


        if (selection == false) {


            $(".rowCheckbox").prop("checked", false);


        else {

            $($(e.row).find("td:first > input")).prop("checked", true)







Note: In the above sample, we have used the private property _multiSelectCtrlRequest in order enable multiple selection. We have changed it to public property multiSelectCtrlRequest in our Volume 2, Service Pack 1 release. So we suggest you to upgrade to v12.2.0.39 for better follow up.


Please try the above sample and get back to us if you need any further assistance.



Ragavee U S

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