List​View​Header​Item List​View​Header​Item List​View​Header​Item List​View​Header​Item Class


Represents items in the header for grouped data inside a ListView.

public : class ListViewHeaderItem : ListViewBaseHeaderItem, IListViewHeaderItempublic class ListViewHeaderItem : ListViewBaseHeaderItem, IListViewHeaderItemPublic Class ListViewHeaderItem Inherits ListViewBaseHeaderItem Implements IListViewHeaderItem// This API is not available in Javascript.
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)

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ListViewHeaderItem is a control that's created by the system and added to the visual tree when the data templates for a grouped ListView are realized. Specifically, it's created when realizing the GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate. You don't typically define elements for ListViewHeaderItem in XAML. There's a default template for ListViewHeaderItem as part of the built-in templates. The main app scenario for the ListViewHeaderItem class is to copy and replace the default style and template with a style of your own, which also implicitly targets ListViewHeaderItem.

There's a dedicated automation peer class for ListViewHeaderItem, ListViewHeaderItemAutomationPeer. This is because after the ListView is realized, all the created item parts need automation representation, so that Microsoft UI Automation can report them in the tree it provides for assistive technology and other Microsoft UI Automation clients.

If you use the GroupStyle.HeaderContainerStyle property, the Style it contains must have a TargetType value of either ListViewHeaderItem or GridViewHeaderItem.

Control style and template

You can modify the default Style and ControlTemplate to give the control a unique appearance. For information about modifying a control's style and template, see Styling controls. The default style, template, and resources that define the look of the control are included in the generic.xaml file. For design purposes, generic.xaml is available in the (Program Files)\Windows Kits\10\DesignTime\CommonConfiguration\Neutral\UAP<SDK version>\Generic folder from a Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) installation. Styles and resources from different versions of the SDK might have different values.

Starting in Windows 10, version 1607 (Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) version 10.0.14393.0), generic.xaml includes resources that you can use to modify the colors of a control in different visual states without modifying the control template. In apps that target this software development kit (SDK) or later, modifying these resources is preferred to setting properties such as Background and Foreground. For more info, see the Light-weight styling section of the Styling controls article.

This table shows the resources used by the ListViewHeaderItem control.

Resource keyDescription
ListViewHeaderItemBackgroundItem background color
ListViewHeaderItemDividerStrokeDivider line color


ListViewHeaderItem() ListViewHeaderItem() ListViewHeaderItem() ListViewHeaderItem()

Initializes a new instance of the ListViewHeaderItem class.

public : ListViewHeaderItem()public ListViewHeaderItem()Public Sub New()// This API is not available in Javascript.

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