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How to get the selected values in the WinForms MultiSelectionComboBox?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: MultiSelectionComboBox


Show the selected item in ListBox

You can get the selected values in the MultiSelectionComboBox by using the SelectedItems or the VisualItems property.


//Gets the Visual items in the MultiSelectionComboBox.
foreach (VisualItem obj in this.multiSelectionComboBox1.VisualItems)
    //Adds the selected item in the ListBox.
//Gets the selected items in the MultiSelectionComboBox.
foreach (object obj in this.multiSelectionComboBox1.SelectedItems)
    //Adds the selected item in the ListBox.


'Gets the Visual items in the MultiSelectionComboBox.
For Each obj As VisualItem In Me.multiSelectionComboBox1.VisualItems
'Gets the selected items in the MultiSelectionComboBox.
For Each obj As Object In Me.multiSelectionComboBox1.SelectedItems
    'Adds the selected item in the ListBox.
Next obj


Selected item displayed in ListBox

Figure 1: Selected item displayed in ListBox


C#: MultiSelectionComboBox_SelectedValue_C#

VB: MultiSelectionComboBox_SelectedValue_VB

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Thomas Pagram
May 09, 2016
This seems to be how to retrieve selected display members rather than selected values? Reply
Keerthana Jegannathan [Syncfusion]
May 11, 2016
Hi Thomas, We have prepared sample to based on reported requirement and please make use of the sample in below location Delimiter Mode: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/directtrac/general/ze/Delimiter_Mode663476532 VisualItem: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/directtrac/general/ze/Visual_Item1804265812 Regards, Keerthana
Sandesh Daddi
Sep 15, 2016
Hi Geeks, 

I have recently started using MultiSelectionComboBox, 

1. Currently I have set DisplayMode = DelimiterMode
2. To Select item, I am typing 3-4 charactes in textbox and then using Keyboard up/down arrow to go to specific item
3. Then I am pressing "Space Bar" to select the item. 
4. Same for 3-4 items 
5. Then I am pressing "Esc" to move focus and then "Tab" to select other control. 

After this my control only returns last selected item and not all the values. 

I am doing any thing wrong ? 

Also I would like to know, Can I use DiasplayMode = VisualItem and allow user to enter in textbox to search items?

Below is my current settings

  this.employeeFilterCombo.AutoSizeMode = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.AutoSizeModes.None;
            this.employeeFilterCombo.BeforeTouchSize = new System.Drawing.Size(541, 26);
            this.employeeFilterCombo.ButtonStyle = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.ButtonAppearance.Metro;
            this.employeeFilterCombo.DisplayMode = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DisplayMode.DelimiterMode;
            this.employeeFilterCombo.EmptyResultText = "No Employees Found";
            this.employeeFilterCombo.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Segoe UI", 12F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((byte)(0)));
            this.employeeFilterCombo.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(421, 27);
            this.employeeFilterCombo.MetroColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(((int)(((byte)(22)))), ((int)(((byte)(165)))), ((int)(((byte)(220)))));
            this.employeeFilterCombo.Name = "employeeFilterCombo";
            this.employeeFilterCombo.ShowCheckBox = true;
            this.employeeFilterCombo.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(541, 26);
            this.employeeFilterCombo.TabIndex = 9;
            this.employeeFilterCombo.UseVisualStyle = true;
            this.employeeFilterCombo.VisualItemBackColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(((int)(((byte)(255)))), ((int)(((byte)(255)))), ((int)(((byte)(255)))));

I have also tried example link from below but facing same issue.


Keyboard is killing me. 

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