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Hi, I have a gridview with a checkbox column(using template field). As it is required to check all checkboxes in the gridview plus sometimes the rows could get a lot, like say 20 or more, it can be a hassle to keep checking using a mouse.

Then, I was told that spacebar can also check/uncheck, but only to 1 checkbox. The tab key is needed to move focus to the next checkbox. So I am looking to make the spacebar to check/uncheck, then move focus to the next checkbox without using the tab key. Thanks.

What I have tried:

function clickEnter(obj, event) {
           var keyCode;
           if (event.keyCode > 0) {
               keyCode = event.keyCode;
           else if (event.which > 0) {
               keyCode = event.which;
           else {
               keycode = event.charCode;
           if (keyCode == 32) {
               return false;
           else {
               return true;

<---- Code behind ---->

for(int i = 0; i < GridView1.Rows.Count; i++){
CheckBox chk = (CheckBox)GridView1.Rows[i].Cells[4].FindControl("chkItems") as CheckBox;

CheckBox chkNext = (CheckBox)GridView1.Rows[i + 1].Cells[4].FindControl("chkItems") as CheckBox;

chk.Attributes.Add("onkeypress", "return clickEnter('" + chkNext.ClientID + "', event)");

I also tried to foreach gridview and the checked event for checkbox, but i did not have any form of success.
Gerry Schmitz 31-Jul-21 11:57am
Use the Click event on the checkbox to set focus to the next one (or generate a Tab).

Check / uncheck runs before click.

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