I am new to salesforce. My purpose is to display all the values of the selected checkboxes on one page, to the pther VF page. I studied that this can be done by getSelected() method. But I am unable to use it. Please can someone explain me with an example of VF page.

Is there any other method to achieve this goal?

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    Once you getSelected() you need to pass it to the controller to assemble a collection to send to the next page. The controller then creates a new pagereference passing the collection to the new page, especially when you're able to use the same controller. See the Visualforce Developer’s Guide and Visualforce in Practice.
    – crmprogdev
    Jul 22, 2015 at 13:15
  • Can you plese help me with an example, as I am new to programming
    – happy
    Jul 22, 2015 at 13:18
  • @crmprogdev How do you get the view PageReference from a StandardSetController? I only see cancel and save as returning a PageReference and it's just to the redirect or home page.
    – Adrian Larson
    Feb 1, 2016 at 18:07
  • @AdrianLarson. In the appendix of the VF Developer Guide you'll find the getSelected() method for standardSetControllers. It returns a list of the sObjects that have been selected.
    – crmprogdev
    Feb 4, 2016 at 17:13
  • @crmprogdev But that does not allow you to get some sort of redirect to a page using those records, which the OP seems to be looking for.
    – Adrian Larson
    Feb 4, 2016 at 17:20

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In custom button you can write something like this:

    // Assuming you have standardcontroller for Case object
    var records = {!GETRECORDIDS($ObjectType.Case)};

    var updateRecords = [];

    if (records[0] == null) {
        alert("Please select at least one Case to update.");
    } else {
        window.location = 'apex/MyVisualforcePage?recs='+records.join(',');

After that you can get all selected record from the parameter named recslike that and do whatever you want:

List<String> caseIds = ApexPages.currentPage().getParameters().get('recs').split(',');
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    But where have you used "StandardSetController class" and getSelected method?
    – happy
    Jul 23, 2015 at 7:13

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