How to: Add and Remove Items with the Windows Forms ListView Control

The process of adding an item to a Windows Forms ListView control consists primarily of specifying the item and assigning properties to it. Adding or removing list items can be done at any time.

To add items programmatically

  1. Use the Add method of the Items property.

    // Adds a new item with ImageIndex 3
    listView1.Items.Add("List item text", 3);
    
    
    ' Adds a new item with ImageIndex 3
    ListView1.Items.Add("List item text", 3)
    
    

To remove items programmatically

  1. Use the RemoveAt or Clear method of the Items property. The RemoveAt method removes a single item; the Clear method removes all items from the list.

    // Removes the first item in the list.
    listView1.Items.RemoveAt(0);
    // Clears all the items.
    listView1.Items.Clear();
    
    
    ' Removes the first item in the list.
    ListView1.Items.RemoveAt(0)
    ' Clears all items:
    ListView1.Items.Clear()
    
    

See Also

ListView
ListView Control
ListView Control Overview