With ListView and ListBox, you can have multiple selections when you set the property to do so. There are different ways to delete all selected items from a ListView and ListBox, right or wrong. I have some lessons learned on the topic.

(1)Use For Each loop in ListView. (It works)

For Each i As ListViewItem In ListView1.SelectedItems
    ListView1.Items.Remove(i)
Next

(2) Use For Each loop in ListBox. (It doesn’t work)

'For Each i As Object In ListBox1.SelectedItems
'    ListBox1.Items.Remove(i)
'Next

*The foreach loop does not work with ListBox as the way it is does with ListView. It causes System.InvalidOperationException: List that this enumerator is bound to has been modified. An enumerator can only be used if the list does not change.

(3)A fix to the problem is to copy the selected items to a list.

Dim lst As New List(Of Object)
    For Each a As Object In ListBox1.SelectedItems
        lst.Add(a)
    Next
    For Each a As Object In lst
        ListBox1.Items.Remove(a)
    Next

(4)Use Index, the right way and the wrong way.
The following snippet works but it must use an inverse loop.

For i As Integer = ListBox1.SelectedIndices.Count - 1 To 0 Step -1
    ListBox1.Items.RemoveAt(ListBox1.SelectedIndices.Item(i))
Next

The other way doesn’t work.

'For i As Integer = 0 To ListBox1.SelectedIndices.Count - 1
'    ListBox1.Items.RemoveAt(ListBox1.SelectedIndices.Item(i))
'Next

But amazingly, this modification works.

For i As Integer = 0 To ListBox1.SelectedIndices.Count - 1
    ListBox1.Items.RemoveAt(ListBox1.SelectedIndex)
Next

(5)Use Do While loop. (This would be the best one based on its clear logic)

Do While (ListBox1.SelectedItems.Count > 0)
    ListBox1.Items.Remove(ListBox1.SelectedItem)
Loop

In fact, the ListBox1.SelectedItem (or SelectedIndex) is always the first one of the ListBox1.SelectedItems (or SelectedIndices).

Edited 5 Years Ago by WolfPack: Changed to Forum thread.

I am new here. I do not know how to put it in the Code Snippets area. Sorry for showing it twice.

>I am new here. I do not know how to put it in the Code Snippets area. Sorry for showing it twice.

@PdotWang

Sorry! I'm not getting you. Do you have any problem or you want to make this thread as "Code Snippet"?