ListBox.TopIndex ListBox.TopIndex ListBox.TopIndex ListBox.TopIndex Property

Definition

Gets or sets the index of the first visible item in the ListBox.

public:
 property int TopIndex { int get(); void set(int value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public int TopIndex { get; set; }
member this.TopIndex : int with get, set
Public Property TopIndex As Integer

Property Value

The zero-based index of the first visible item in the control.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedIndex property with the TopIndex property to move the currently selected item to the top of the list of items in the display area of the ListBox. The example further demonstrates how to remove items using the RemoveAt method of the System.Windows.Forms.ListBox.ObjectCollection class, and how to clear all item selection using the ClearSelected method. The code first moves the currently selected item in the ListBox to the top of the list. The code then removes all items before the currently selected item and clears all selections in the ListBox. This example requires that a ListBox containing items is added to a form and that an item is currently selected in the ListBox.

private:
   void RemoveTopItems()
   {
      // Determine if the currently selected item in the ListBox 
      // is the item displayed at the top in the ListBox.
      if ( listBox1->TopIndex != listBox1->SelectedIndex )

      // Make the currently selected item the top item in the ListBox.
      listBox1->TopIndex = listBox1->SelectedIndex;

      // Remove all items before the top item in the ListBox.
      for ( int x = (listBox1->SelectedIndex - 1); x >= 0; x-- )
      {
         listBox1->Items->RemoveAt( x );
      }

      // Clear all selections in the ListBox.
      listBox1->ClearSelected();
   }
private void RemoveTopItems()
{
   // Determine if the currently selected item in the ListBox 
   // is the item displayed at the top in the ListBox.
   if (listBox1.TopIndex != listBox1.SelectedIndex)
      // Make the currently selected item the top item in the ListBox.
      listBox1.TopIndex = listBox1.SelectedIndex;

   // Remove all items before the top item in the ListBox.
   for (int x = (listBox1.SelectedIndex -1); x >= 0; x--)
   {
      listBox1.Items.RemoveAt(x);
   }

   // Clear all selections in the ListBox.
   listBox1.ClearSelected();
}
Private Sub RemoveTopItems()
   ' Determine if the currently selected item in the ListBox 
   ' is the item displayed at the top in the ListBox.
   If listBox1.TopIndex <> listBox1.SelectedIndex Then
      ' Make the currently selected item the top item in the ListBox.
      listBox1.TopIndex = listBox1.SelectedIndex
   End If
   ' Remove all items before the top item in the ListBox.
   Dim x As Integer
   For x = listBox1.SelectedIndex - 1 To 0 Step -1
      listBox1.Items.RemoveAt(x)
   Next x

   ' Clear all selections in the ListBox.
   listBox1.ClearSelected()
End Sub

Remarks

Initially, the item with the index position zero (0) is at the top of the visible region of the ListBox. If the contents of the ListBox have been scrolled, another item might be at the top of the control's display area. You can use this property to obtain the index within the ListBox.ObjectCollection for the ListBox of the item that is currently positioned at the top of the visible region of the control. You can also use this property to position an item in the list at the top of the visible region of the control.

Applies to