DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs.SubItem DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs.SubItem DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs.SubItem DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs.SubItem Property

Definition

Gets the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem to draw.

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

Property Value

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SubItem property in an application that provides custom drawing for a ListView control. In the example, a handler for the ListView.DrawSubItem event draws the subitem text values and both the text and background for subitems that have negative values.

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

// Draws subitem text and applies content-based formatting.
private void listView1_DrawSubItem(object sender,
    DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs e)
{
    TextFormatFlags flags = TextFormatFlags.Left;

    using (StringFormat sf = new StringFormat())
    {
        // Store the column text alignment, letting it default
        // to Left if it has not been set to Center or Right.
        switch (e.Header.TextAlign)
        {
            case HorizontalAlignment.Center:
                sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center;
                flags = TextFormatFlags.HorizontalCenter;
                break;
            case HorizontalAlignment.Right:
                sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;
                flags = TextFormatFlags.Right;
                break;
        }

        // Draw the text and background for a subitem with a 
        // negative value. 
        double subItemValue;
        if (e.ColumnIndex > 0 && Double.TryParse(
            e.SubItem.Text, NumberStyles.Currency,
            NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo, out subItemValue) &&
            subItemValue < 0)
        {
            // Unless the item is selected, draw the standard 
            // background to make it stand out from the gradient.
            if ((e.ItemState & ListViewItemStates.Selected) == 0)
            {
                e.DrawBackground();
            }

            // Draw the subitem text in red to highlight it. 
            e.Graphics.DrawString(e.SubItem.Text,
                listView1.Font, Brushes.Red, e.Bounds, sf);

            return;
        }

        // Draw normal text for a subitem with a nonnegative 
        // or nonnumerical value.
        e.DrawText(flags);
    }
}
' Draws subitem text and applies content-based formatting.
Private Sub listView1_DrawSubItem(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs) _
    Handles listView1.DrawSubItem

    Dim flags As TextFormatFlags = TextFormatFlags.Left

    Dim sf As New StringFormat()
    Try

        ' Store the column text alignment, letting it default
        ' to Left if it has not been set to Center or Right.
        Select Case e.Header.TextAlign
            Case HorizontalAlignment.Center
                sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center
                flags = TextFormatFlags.HorizontalCenter
            Case HorizontalAlignment.Right
                sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far
                flags = TextFormatFlags.Right
        End Select

        ' Draw the text and background for a subitem with a 
        ' negative value. 
        Dim subItemValue As Double
        If e.ColumnIndex > 0 AndAlso _
            Double.TryParse(e.SubItem.Text, NumberStyles.Currency, _
            NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo, subItemValue) AndAlso _
            subItemValue < 0 Then

            ' Unless the item is selected, draw the standard 
            ' background to make it stand out from the gradient.
            If (e.ItemState And ListViewItemStates.Selected) = 0 Then
                e.DrawBackground()
            End If

            ' Draw the subitem text in red to highlight it. 
            e.Graphics.DrawString(e.SubItem.Text, _
                Me.listView1.Font, Brushes.Red, e.Bounds, sf)

            Return

        End If

        ' Draw normal text for a subitem with a nonnegative 
        ' or nonnumerical value.
        e.DrawText(flags)

    Finally
        sf.Dispose()
    End Try

End Sub

Remarks

This method is useful when the other DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs properties do not provide adequate information to meet your needs. The SubItem property allows you to access all members of the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem being drawn. You must access this object directly, for example, to draw the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem.Text value yourself rather than using the DrawText method.

Applies to

See also