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I have a VF page that searches for contacts using the first name and mailing state of the contact. It then returns a list of contacts on that same page that match the search. I would like to be able to select a checkbox next to the returned records and be able to update the mailing state for all of the selected records. Here is what I have:

<apex:page controller="searchContacts_Controller">
<apex:form >
    <apex:pageBlock >
        <apex:pageBlockButtons location="top">
            <apex:commandButton value="Search" action="{!searchContacts}" reRender="contact-table" />
        </apex:pageBlockButtons>

        <apex:pageBlockSection id="contact-table" columns="1">
            <apex:pageBlockSectionItem >
                <apex:outputLabel value="FirstName" />
                <apex:inputText value="{!Firstname}" />
            </apex:pageBlockSectionItem>

            <apex:pageBlockSectionItem >
                <apex:outputLabel value="Mailing State" />
                <apex:inputText value="{!mailingState}" />
            </apex:pageBlockSectionItem>

            <apex:pageBlockTable value="{!contacts}" var="c">

                <apex:column >
                    <apex:facet name="header">Name</apex:facet>
                    {!c.FirstName}
                </apex:column>

                <apex:column >
                    <apex:facet name="header">Mailing State</apex:facet>
                    {!c.MailingState}
                </apex:column>
            </apex:pageBlockTable>
        </apex:pageBlockSection>
    </apex:pageBlock>
</apex:form>

public class searchContacts_Controller {
public List<Contact> contacts { get; set; }
public String Firstname { get; set; }
public String mailingState { get; set; }

public applyPayments_Controller()
{
    contacts = new List<Contact>();
}

public PageReference searchContacts()
{
    contacts = [select Id
                      ,FirstName
                      ,MailingState 
                 from Contact 
                where FirstName = :Firstname
                and MailingState = :mailingState];
    return null;
}

}

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