How to make a CheckBoxList items single select in Asp.Net


In this article I am going to explain how to make a CheckBoxList single select in


Usually RadioButtonList is the control which allow the user to select a single selection of items inside it and users will use CheckBoxList control to allow multiple selection of items. However in some cases we need to make the CheckBoxList control a single select one. You can make use of Javascript to achieve this.

The logic here is to attach a Javascript function in onclick event of each items in CheckboxList.

Javascript Function

<script type = "text/javascript">
            function UncheckOthers(objchkbox) {
                //Get the parent control of checkbox which is the checkbox list
                var objchkList = objchkbox.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode;
                //Get the checkbox controls in checkboxlist
                var chkboxControls = objchkList.getElementsByTagName("input");
                //Loop through each check box controls
                for (var i = 0; i < chkboxControls.length; i++) {
                    //Check the current checkbox is not the one user selected
                    if (chkboxControls[i] != objchkbox && objchkbox.checked) {
                        //Uncheck all other checkboxes
                        chkboxControls[i].checked = false;


 <asp:CheckBoxList ID="CheckBoxList1" runat="server">
            <asp:ListItem Text="FirstValue" Value="1" onclick="UncheckOthers(this);">
            <asp:ListItem Text="Second Value" Value="2" onclick="UncheckOthers(this);">
            <asp:ListItem Text="Third Value" Value="3" onclick="UncheckOthers(this);">
            <asp:ListItem Text="Fourth Value" Value="4" onclick="UncheckOthers(this);">
            <asp:ListItem Text="Fifth Value" Value="5" onclick="UncheckOthers(this);">



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  1. #1 by SutoCom on May 29, 2015 - 11:03 am

    Reblogged this on SutoCom Solutions.


  2. #2 by RAbab on April 25, 2016 - 5:42 am

    Thanks, this is what I exactly need (y)


  3. #3 by KODEESWARAN T on September 18, 2016 - 9:49 am

    Thanks. good one


  4. #4 by lovely on October 4, 2017 - 3:59 am

    Thank you so much. Its works for me…


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