Check/Uncheck all checkboxes in by javascript

I was searching for select/deselect all checkboxes code into a gridview. I found most of them only provide to select and deselet all the checkboxes if any of the checkbox is unselected into grid the main checkbox is not affecting.

I further try to search some useful code but could not found any useful solution, some of them are selecting all the checkboxes on the page or some provides only to select and deselect but no code to deselect the main checkbox on deselecting any checkbox in grid. Let's do the complete code for it.

Here is my HTML

<asp:GridView ID="gvProducts" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="false">
    <asp:TemplateField ItemStyle-Width="10px">
         <input type="checkbox" id="chkAll" onclick="CheckUncheck(this);" />
         <asp:CheckBox ID="chkItems" runat="server" 
              onclick="ItemClicked(this,'chkAll');" />  
    <asp:BoundField DataField="Product"  HeaderText="Product" />                
    <asp:BoundField DataField="Price"  HeaderText="Price" />                
    <asp:BoundField DataField="Quantity" HeaderText="Quantity"  />

Note, I added one checkbox in header with id chkAll is a html input type checkbox and other in item template for each row. I add onclick attribute and called the javascript function CheckUncheck with parameter this for header checkbox and ItemClicked with item checkbox to select and deselect the all checkbox if any checkbox in grid is unchecked.

Now let's write javascript code, add following code at the bottom of the page

<script type="text/javascript">
var TotalChekBoxes = 0;
var Counter = 0;

// Get total checkboxes only in grid and not on entire page
window.onload = function () 
{TotalChekBoxes = parseInt('<%= gvProducts.Rows.Count %>');}

function CheckUncheck(CheckBox) {
  // Get gridview control and item checkbox id
  var grid = document.getElementById('<%= this.gvProducts.ClientID %>');
  var itemCheckBox = "chkItems";  //Given ID of item checkbox

  // Get all the controls of the type INPUT into GridView.
  var Inputs = grid.getElementsByTagName("input");

  //Check/Uncheck all the checkBoxes inside the GridView.
  for (var n = 0; n < Inputs.length; ++n)
    if (Inputs[n].type == 'checkbox' 
        && Inputs[n].id.indexOf(itemCheckBox, 0) >= 0)
           Inputs[n].checked = CheckBox.checked;

  //Reset Counter
  Counter = CheckBox.checked ? TotalChekBoxes : 0; 

/* Function to check uncheck the all checkbox 
if any item is unchecked in grid          */
function ItemClicked(CheckBox, HCheckBox) {
  //Get Header Checkbox control.
  var HeaderCheckBox = document.getElementById(HCheckBox);

  //Modifiy Counter; 
  if (CheckBox.checked && Counter < TotalChekBoxes)
  else if (Counter > 0)

  //Change state of the header CheckBox.
  if (Counter < TotalChekBoxes)
     HeaderCheckBox.checked = false;
  else if (Counter == TotalChekBoxes)
     HeaderCheckBox.checked = true;

This will select and de-select all the grid checkboxes on selecting/de-selecting the header checkbox. Header checkox will automatically checked or un-checked on select all the item in grid or de-selecting any item into the grid.

Ali Adravi Having 13+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies (C#, ASP.Net, MVC and SQL Server). Worked with Metaoption LLC, for more than 9 years and still with the same company. Always ready to learn new technologies and tricks.
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