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DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs.ItemState Property

Gets the current state of the parent ListViewItem of the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem to draw.

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

public ListViewItemStates ItemState { get; }

Property Value

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

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ItemState property in an application that provides custom drawing for a ListView control. In the example, a handler for the ListView.DrawSubItem event draws the subitem text values and both the text and background for subitems that have negative values.

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

// Draws subitem text and applies content-based formatting. 
private void listView1_DrawSubItem(object sender,
    DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs e)
{
    TextFormatFlags flags = TextFormatFlags.Left;

    using (StringFormat sf = new StringFormat())
    {
        // Store the column text alignment, letting it default 
        // to Left if it has not been set to Center or Right. 
        switch (e.Header.TextAlign)
        {
            case HorizontalAlignment.Center:
                sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center;
                flags = TextFormatFlags.HorizontalCenter;
                break;
            case HorizontalAlignment.Right:
                sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;
                flags = TextFormatFlags.Right;
                break;
        }

        // Draw the text and background for a subitem with a  
        // negative value.  
        double subItemValue;
        if (e.ColumnIndex > 0 && Double.TryParse(
            e.SubItem.Text, NumberStyles.Currency,
            NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo, out subItemValue) &&
            subItemValue < 0)
        {
            // Unless the item is selected, draw the standard  
            // background to make it stand out from the gradient. 
            if ((e.ItemState & ListViewItemStates.Selected) == 0)
            {
                e.DrawBackground();
            }

            // Draw the subitem text in red to highlight it. 
            e.Graphics.DrawString(e.SubItem.Text,
                listView1.Font, Brushes.Red, e.Bounds, sf);

            return;
        }

        // Draw normal text for a subitem with a nonnegative  
        // or nonnumerical value.
        e.DrawText(flags);
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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