Select Single Radio Button in Gridview in Asp.Net


In this article we will learn how to select only one row of a GridView using RadioButtons whereas normally a RadioButton does not support selection of only one RadioButton within a row.


In ASP.Net the GridView control does not support selection of a single RadioButton that works as a group across rows. Generally as you know a RadioButton is a control that works in a group for selecting only one option. If we take RadioButtonList control it will work everywhere, which applies to a GridView also but if we use only one RadioButton control for each row in GridView it will not allow us to select only one. Try selecting a RadioButton in every row; it will allow selection of multiple rows in GridView. Here we will see how to restrict the user to select only one RadioButton within a GridView control.

For doing this task I've written some Javascript function. This function actually I got from somewhere while Google search. We will step by step follow.

Step 1:

Start new website. Put the GridView control on the Default.aspx page with RadioButton control in TemplateField like bellow.

<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False"
            <asp:TemplateField ShowHeader="false">
            <asp:RadioButton ID="rdbauthid" runat="server" onclick="javascript:CheckOtherIsCheckedByGVID(this);" />
            <asp:BoundField HeaderText="AUTHOR NAME" DataField="AuthName" />
            <asp:BoundField HeaderText="AUTHOR LOCATION" DataField="AuthLocation" />

In the above you may see that in the Click event of the RadioButton control I call a Javascript function.

Step 2:

Write the script as below for checking the current selection of the RadioButton control; if more than one is selected then the other selection is removed. Other than this there are two more methods to do same task.

<script type="text/javascript">
            function CheckOtherIsCheckedByGVID(spanChk) {

                var IsChecked = spanChk.checked;

                if (IsChecked) {

           = '#228b22';

           = 'white';


                var CurrentRdbID =;

                var Chk = spanChk;

                Parent = document.getElementById("<%=GridView1.ClientID%>");

                var items = Parent.getElementsByTagName('input');

                for (i = 0; i < items.length; i++) {

                    if (items[i].id != CurrentRdbID && items[i].type == "radio") {

                        if (items[i].checked) {

                            items[i].checked = false;

                            items[i] = 'white'
                            items[i] = 'black';




Step 3:

Bind your GridView in aspx.cs page and run the application.


In this way we can restrict the user to select only one option via RadioButton in GridView.