ListViewBase.SelectionMode ListViewBase.SelectionMode ListViewBase.SelectionMode ListViewBase.SelectionMode Property

Definition

Gets or sets the selection behavior for a ListViewBase instance.

public : ListViewSelectionMode SelectionMode { get; set; }
ListViewSelectionMode SelectionMode();

void SelectionMode(ListViewSelectionMode selectionmode);
public ListViewSelectionMode SelectionMode { get; set; }
Public ReadWrite Property SelectionMode As ListViewSelectionMode
<listViewBase SelectionMode="listViewSelectionModeMemberName" />

Property Value

One of the ListViewSelectionMode enumeration values. The default is Single selection.

Remarks

By default, a user can select a single item in a view. You can set the SelectionMode property to a ListViewSelectionMode enumeration value to enable multi-selection or to disable selection. Here are the selection mode values.

@Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.ListViewSelectionMode?text=None Item selection is disabled.
@Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.ListViewSelectionMode?text=Single With no modifier keys:
  • A user can select a single item using the space bar, mouse click, or touch tap.
  • A user can deselect an item using a downward swipe gesture.
While pressing Ctrl:
  • A user can deselect the item by using the space bar, mouse click, or touch tap.
  • Using the arrow keys, a user can move focus independently of selection.
@Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.ListViewSelectionMode?text=Multiple With no modifier keys:
  • A user can select multiple items using the space bar, mouse click, or touch tap to toggle selection on the focused item.
  • Using the arrow keys, a user can move focus independently of selection.
@Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.ListViewSelectionMode?text=Extended With no modifier keys:
  • The behavior is the same as @Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.ListViewSelectionMode?text=Single selection.
While pressing Ctrl:
  • A user can select multiple items using the space bar, mouse click, or touch tap to toggle selection on the focused item.
  • Using the arrow keys, a user can move focus independently of selection.
While pressing Shift:
  • A user can select multiple contiguous items by clicking or tapping the first item in the selection and then the last item in the selection.
  • Using the arrow keys, a user can create a contiguous selection starting with the item selected when Shift is pressed.

Note

Touch interactions are enabled only when IsSwipeEnabled is true.

If SelectionMode is None, and CanDragItems and CanReorderItems are false, you should set IsSwipeEnabled to false to improve app performance. See the IsSwipeEnabled property for more info.

When SelectionMode is Single, use the Selector.SelectedItem property to get the item that's selected. When SelectionMode is Multiple or Extended, use the SelectedItems property to get the items that are selected.

When item selection is disabled, you can make items respond to a user click like a button instead of being selected. To do this, set SelectionMode to None, the IsItemClickEnabled property to true, and handle the ItemClick event.

For more info and examples, see How to change the interaction mode.

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