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ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection Class

Represents the collection of selected items in a list view control.

For a list of all members of this type, see ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection Members.

System.Object
   System.Windows.Forms.ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection

[Visual Basic]
Public Class ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection
   Implements IList, ICollection, IEnumerable
[C#]
public class ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection : IList,
   ICollection, IEnumerable
[C++]
public __gc class ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection : public
   IList, ICollection, IEnumerable
[JScript]
public class ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection implements
   IList, ICollection, IEnumerable

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Remarks

A ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection stores the selected items in a ListView control. The items stored in the ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection are items contained in the ListView.ListViewItemCollection. The ListView.ListViewItemCollection stores all items displayed in the ListView.

The following table is an example of how the ListView.ListViewItemCollection stores the items of the ListView as well as their selection states in an example ListView control.

Index Item Selection state in the ListView
0 Item1 Unselected
1 Item2 Selected
2 Item3 Unselected
3 Item4 Selected
4 Item5 Selected

Based on the ListView.ListViewItemCollection example in the previous table, the following table demonstrates how the ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection would appear.

Index Selected item in the ListViewItemCollection
0 Item2
1 Item4
2 Item5

You can use the properties and methods of this class to perform a variety of tasks with the collection. The Contains method enables you to determine whether an item from the ListView.ListViewItemCollection class is a member of the ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection. Once you know that the item is in the collection, you can use the IndexOf method to determine the position of the item in the ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following code example demonstrates using the SelectedItems, SelectedIndexChanged event, and HeaderStyle members and the System.Windows.Forms.SelectedListViewItemCollection class. To run this example paste the following code in a form that contains a ListView object named ListView1 and a TextBox named TextBox1. Call the InitializeListView method from the form's constructor or Load method. This example assumes the event-handling method is correctly associated with the SelectedIndexChanged event.

[Visual Basic] 
' This method adds two columns to the ListView, setting the Text 
' and TextAlign, and Width properties of each ColumnHeader.  The 
' HeaderStyle property is set to NonClickable since the ColumnClick 
' event is not handled.  Finally the method adds ListViewItems and 
' SubItems to each column.
Private Sub InitializeListView()
    Me.ListView1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ListView
    Me.ListView1.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Control
    Me.ListView1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Me.ListView1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
    Me.ListView1.Name = "ListView1"
    Me.ListView1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 130)
    Me.ListView1.TabIndex = 0
    Me.ListView1.View = System.Windows.Forms.View.Details
    Me.ListView1.MultiSelect = True
    Me.ListView1.HideSelection = False
    ListView1.HeaderStyle = ColumnHeaderStyle.Nonclickable
    Dim columnHeader1 As New ColumnHeader
    With columnHeader1
        .Text = "Breakfast Item"
        .TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left
        .Width = 146
    End With
    Dim columnHeader2 As New ColumnHeader
    With columnHeader2
        .Text = "Price Each"
        .TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Center
        .Width = 142
    End With

    Me.ListView1.Columns.Add(columnHeader1)
    Me.ListView1.Columns.Add(columnHeader2)
    Dim foodList() As String = New String() {"Juice", "Coffee", _
        "Cereal & Milk", "Fruit Plate", "Toast & Jelly", _
        "Bagel & Cream Cheese"}
    Dim foodPrice() As String = New String() {"1.09", "1.09", _
        "2.19", "2.49", "1.49", "1.49"}
    Dim count As Integer
    For count = 0 To foodList.Length - 1
        Dim listItem As New ListViewItem(foodList(count))
        listItem.SubItems.Add(foodPrice(count))
        ListView1.Items.Add(listItem)
    Next
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.ListView1)
End Sub
. . . 
' Uses the SelectedItems property to retrieve and tally the price 
' of the selected menu items.
Private Sub ListView1_SelectedIndexChanged_UsingItems _
    (ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
    Handles ListView1.SelectedIndexChanged

    Dim breakfast As ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection = _
        Me.ListView1.SelectedItems
    Dim item As ListViewItem
    Dim price As Double = 0.0
    For Each item In breakfast
        price += Double.Parse(item.SubItems(1).Text)
    Next

    ' Output the price to TextBox1.
    TextBox1.Text = CType(price, String)
End Sub

[C#] 
// This method adds two columns to the ListView, setting the Text 
// and TextAlign, and Width properties of each ColumnHeader.  The 
// HeaderStyle property is set to NonClickable since the ColumnClick 
// event is not handled.  Finally the method adds ListViewItems and 
// SubItems to each column.
private void InitializeListView()
{
    this.ListView1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ListView();
    this.ListView1.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Control;
    this.ListView1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
    this.ListView1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
    this.ListView1.Name = "ListView1";
    this.ListView1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 130);
    this.ListView1.TabIndex = 0;
    this.ListView1.View = System.Windows.Forms.View.Details;
    this.ListView1.MultiSelect = true;
    this.ListView1.HideSelection = false;
    this.ListView1.HeaderStyle = ColumnHeaderStyle.Nonclickable;
    
    ColumnHeader columnHeader1 = new ColumnHeader();
    columnHeader1.Text = "Breakfast Item";
    columnHeader1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
    columnHeader1.Width = 146;

     ColumnHeader columnHeader2 = new ColumnHeader();
    columnHeader2.Text = "Price Each";
    columnHeader2.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Center;
    columnHeader2.Width = 142;
  
    this.ListView1.Columns.Add(columnHeader1);
    this.ListView1.Columns.Add(columnHeader2);

    string[] foodList = new string[]{"Juice", "Coffee", 
        "Cereal & Milk", "Fruit Plate", "Toast & Jelly", 
        "Bagel & Cream Cheese"};
    string[] foodPrice = new string[]{"1.09", "1.09", "2.19", 
        "2.49", "1.49", "1.49"};
    
    for(int count=0; count < foodList.Length; count++)
    {
        ListViewItem listItem = new ListViewItem(foodList[count]);
        listItem.SubItems.Add(foodPrice[count]);
        ListView1.Items.Add(listItem);
    }
    this.Controls.Add(ListView1);
}

. . . 
// Uses the SelectedItems property to retrieve and tally the price 
// of the selected menu items.
private void ListView1_SelectedIndexChanged_UsingItems(
    object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

    ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection breakfast = 
        this.ListView1.SelectedItems;
    
    double price = 0.0;
    foreach ( ListViewItem item in breakfast )
    {
        price += Double.Parse(item.SubItems[1].Text);
    }

    // Output the price to TextBox1.
    TextBox1.Text = price.ToString();
}

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

See Also

ListView.SelectedListViewItemCollection Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace

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