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ListView.HideSelection Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the selected item in the control remains highlighted when the control loses focus.

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

public bool HideSelection { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the selected item does not appear highlighted when the control loses focus; false if the selected item still appears highlighted when the control loses focus. The default is true.

When this property is set to false, selected items in the ListView control remain highlighted in a different color than the current selection color specified by the operating system when the ListView control loses focus. You can use this property to keep items that are selected by the user visible when the user clicks a different control on the form or moves to a different window.

NoteNote

If you are concerned with the accessibility of your applications, it is recommended that you set the HideSelection property to false.

The following code example demonstrates a ListView that allows multiple items to be selected. The example demonstrates setting the HideSelection and HeaderStyle properties. It also demonstrates the ColumnHeader.Text, ColumnHeader.TextAlign, and ColumnHeader.Width properties. To run this example, paste the following code into 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 event handler.

	// 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);
	}
	

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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