DrawListViewItemEventArgs.Item Property

Definition

Gets the ListViewItem to draw.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::ListViewItem ^ Item { System::Windows::Forms::ListViewItem ^ get(); };
public System.Windows.Forms.ListViewItem Item { get; }
member this.Item : System.Windows.Forms.ListViewItem
Public ReadOnly Property Item As ListViewItem

Property Value

ListViewItem

The ListViewItem to draw.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Item property in an application that provides custom drawing for a ListView control. In the example, a handler for the ListView.DrawItem event draws the background for entire items. In all views except the details view, this handler also draws the foreground text. In the details view, the foreground text is drawn in the ListView.DrawSubItem event.

For the complete example, see the DrawListViewItemEventArgs overview reference topic.

// Draws the backgrounds for entire ListView items.
private void listView1_DrawItem(object sender,
    DrawListViewItemEventArgs e)
{
    if ((e.State & ListViewItemStates.Selected) != 0)
    {
        // Draw the background and focus rectangle for a selected item.
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Maroon, e.Bounds);
        e.DrawFocusRectangle();
    }
    else
    {
        // Draw the background for an unselected item.
        using (LinearGradientBrush brush =
            new LinearGradientBrush(e.Bounds, Color.Orange,
            Color.Maroon, LinearGradientMode.Horizontal))
        {
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(brush, e.Bounds);
        }
    }

    // Draw the item text for views other than the Details view.
    if (listView1.View != View.Details)
    {
        e.DrawText();
    }
}
' Draws the backgrounds for entire ListView items.
Private Sub listView1_DrawItem(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As DrawListViewItemEventArgs) _
    Handles listView1.DrawItem

    If Not (e.State And ListViewItemStates.Selected) = 0 Then

        ' Draw the background for a selected item.
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Maroon, e.Bounds)
        e.DrawFocusRectangle()

    Else

        ' Draw the background for an unselected item.
        Dim brush As New LinearGradientBrush(e.Bounds, Color.Orange, _
            Color.Maroon, LinearGradientMode.Horizontal)
        Try
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(brush, e.Bounds)
        Finally
            brush.Dispose()
        End Try

    End If

    ' Draw the item text for views other than the Details view.
    If Not Me.listView1.View = View.Details Then
        e.DrawText()
    End If

End Sub

Remarks

Use this property to access the ListViewItem to draw. This is useful when the State property does not provide adequate information to meet your needs. The State property provides only basic state information that you can use, for example, to determine whether an item is selected, checked, or focused. The Item property, on the other hand, allows you to access all members of the ListViewItem. You must access the item directly, for example, to draw the ListViewItem.Text value yourself rather than using the DrawText method.

Applies to

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