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DrawListViewItemEventArgs.State Property

Gets the current state of the ListViewItem to draw.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public ListViewItemStates State { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ListViewItemStates
A bitwise combination of ListViewItemStates values indicating the current state of the ListViewItem.

Use this property to check whether the ListViewItem to draw is in a particular state. This property provides only basic state information about the item. You can use this property, for example, to determine whether an item is selected, checked, or focused. If you need to know more, retrieve the item through the Item property and check its properties directly.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the State property in an application that provides custom drawing for a ListView control. In the example, a handler for the ListView.DrawItem event draws the background for entire items. In all views except the details view, this handler also draws the foreground text. In the details view, the foreground text is drawn in the ListView.DrawSubItem event.

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


// Draws the backgrounds for entire ListView items.
private void listView1_DrawItem(object sender,
    DrawListViewItemEventArgs e)
{
    if ((e.State & ListViewItemStates.Selected) != 0)
    {
        // Draw the background and focus rectangle for a selected item.
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Maroon, e.Bounds);
        e.DrawFocusRectangle();
    }
    else
    {
        // Draw the background for an unselected item.
        using (LinearGradientBrush brush =
            new LinearGradientBrush(e.Bounds, Color.Orange,
            Color.Maroon, LinearGradientMode.Horizontal))
        {
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(brush, e.Bounds);
        }
    }

    // Draw the item text for views other than the Details view.
    if (listView1.View != View.Details)
    {
        e.DrawText();
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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