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Specifies whether a user can make multiple selections in a ListBox control and how the multiple selections can be made. Available at design time; read/write at run time.

ListBox.MultiSelect[ = nChoice]

Return Value


The settings for the MultiSelect property are:

Setting Description


(Default) Multiple selection isn't allowed.


Multiple selection is allowed. To select multiple items in a ListBox control, hold the CTRL key down while clicking the items.


Applies To: ListBox

Set MultiSelect to true (.T.) to enable a user to select multiple items in a list. You can use the Selected property to determine which items are selected.


The following example creates a ListBox. The MultiSelect property for the list box is set to true (.T.), allowing you to make multiple selections from the list box. The source of the items that appear in the list box items is an array; the array is specified with the RowSourceType and RowSource properties.

The ListCount property is used within a FORВ ...В ENDFOR loop to display the item or items you choose in the list box. The Selected property is used to determine the items you chose, and the List property is used to return the items.

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DIMENSION gaMyListArray(10)
FOR gnCount = 1 to 10  && Fill the array with letters
   STORE REPLICATE(CHR(gnCount+64),6) TO gaMyListArray(gnCount)

frmMyForm = CREATEOBJECT('Form')  && Create a Form
frmMyForm.Closable = .f.  && Disable the Control menu box 

frmMyForm.Move(150,10)  && Move the form

frmMyForm.AddObject('cmbCommand1','cmdMyCmdBtn')  && Add "Quit" Command button
frmMyForm.AddObject('lstListBox1','lstMyListBox')  && Add ListBox control

frmMyForm.lstListBox1.RowSourceType = 5  && Specifies an array
frmMyForm.lstListBox1.RowSource = 'gaMyListArray' && Array containing listbox items

frmMyForm.cmbCommand1.Visible =.T.  && "Quit" Command button visible
frmMyForm.lstListBox1.Visible =.T.  && "List Box visible

frmMyForm.SHOW  && Display the form
READ EVENTS  && Start event processing

DEFINE CLASS cmdMyCmdBtn AS CommandButton  && Create Command button
   Caption = '\<Quit'  && Caption on the Command button
   Cancel = .T.  && Default Cancel Command button (Esc)
   Left = 125  && Command button column
   Top = 210  && Command button row
   Height = 25  && Command button height

      CLEAR EVENTS  && Stop event processing, close Form
      CLEAR  && Clear main Visual FoxPro window

DEFINE CLASS lstMyListBox AS ListBox  && Create ListBox control
   Left = 10  && List Box column
   Top = 10  && List Box row
   MultiSelect = .T.  && Allow selecting more than 1 item

   ? "Selected items:"
   ? "---------------"
   FOR nCnt = 1 TO ThisForm.lstListBox1.ListCount
      IF ThisForm.lstListBox1.Selected(nCnt)  && Is item selected?
         ? SPACE(5) + ThisForm.lstListBox1.List(nCnt) && Show item


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