#982 – Executing Code When Selected Items in a ListBox Change

You can handle the SelectionChanged event for a ListBox to react to a change in the currently selected items.

Within the event handler, you can inspect the following properties of the SelectionChangedEventArgs parameter:

  • AddedItems – Collection of items just selected, type matches type of object in collection that ListBox is bound to
  • AddedInfos – Can get index and ListBoxItem for added items
  • RemovedItems – Collection of items just unselected
  • RemovedInfos – Get index and ListBoxItem for removed items
        <ListBox Name="lbActors" Margin="15" Width="200" Height="190"
                 ItemsSource="{Binding ActorList}"
        <TextBlock Name="tbInfo"/>


        private void lbActors_SelectionChanged(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
            StringBuilder sbInfo = new StringBuilder();

            foreach (object o in e.AddedItems)
                Actor a = o as Actor;

            foreach (object o in e.RemovedItems)
                Actor a = o as Actor;

            tbInfo.Text = sbInfo.ToString();


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