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jQWidgets jqxListBox getItems() Method

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  • Last Updated : 05 Oct, 2021

jQWidgets is a JavaScript framework for making web-based applications for PC and mobile devices. It is a very powerful, optimized, platform-independent, and widely supported framework. The jqxListBox is used to illustrate a jQuery ListBox widget which comprises a list of electable elements.

The getItems() method is used to return every items from the stated list. Where, the returned output is an array consisting of Items. It has no parameters and it returns an array.

The returned value is an object with the following fields:

  • label
  • value
  • disabled
  • checked
  • hasThreeStates
  • html
  • index
  • group



To get all the items:

var item = $("#jqxListBox").jqxListBox('getItems');  

To get the first item:

var items = $("#jqxListBox").jqxListBox('getItems'); 
var firstItem = items[0];  

Linked Files: Download jQWidgets from the link. In the HTML file, locate the script files in the downloaded folder.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css” type=”text/css” />
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”scripts/jquery-1.11.1.min.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqx-all.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxcore.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxbuttons.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxscrollbar.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxlistbox.js”></script>

Example: The below example illustrates the jqxListBox getItems() method in jQWidgets.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
        "jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css" type="text/css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
        <h1 style="color: green;">
            jQWidgets jqxListBox getItems() Method
        <div id="jqxLB"></div>
        <br />
        <input type="button" id="jqxBtn" 
            style="padding: 5px 20px;" 
            value="get all the items" />
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            var data = [
                source: data,
                width: "200px",
                height: "80px",
            $("#jqxBtn").on("click", function () {
                var itms = $("#jqxLB").jqxListBox('getItems');
                if (itms.length > 0) {
                    var labls = "";
                    for (var n = 0; n < itms.length; n++) {
                        labls += itms[n].label;
                        if (n < itms.length - 1) labls += ", ";



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