ListBox.SelectionMode Property

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Gets or sets the selection behavior for the ListBox control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Public Property SelectionMode As SelectionMode
public SelectionMode SelectionMode { get; set; }
<ListBox SelectionMode="selectionModeValue"/>

XAML Values

  • selectionModeValue
    A named constant of the SelectionMode enumeration, such as Extended.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.SelectionMode
One of the SelectionMode values.


Use the SelectionMode property to specify whether the user can select multiple items and how the user can select the multiple items. Setting SelectionMode to Multiple allows the user to select multiple items with the mouse. Setting SelectionMode to Extended allows the user to select multiple items by pressing a modifier key, such as CTRL or SHIFT.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.