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ListView.HotTracking Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the text of an item or subitem has the appearance of a hyperlink when the mouse pointer passes over it.

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

public bool HotTracking { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the item text has the appearance of a hyperlink when the mouse passes over it; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Enabling hot tracking will cause the Activation property to be set to OneClick and the HoverSelection property to be set to true. In addition, run-time label editing is not allowed when hot tracking is enabled.

The following code example demonstrates a ListView with hot tracking enabled. To run this example, paste the following code into a Windows Form and call the InitializeHotTrackingListView method from the form's constructor or Load event handler.

private ImageList list = new ImageList();
private ListView hotTrackinglistView = new ListView();

private void InitializeHotTrackingListView(){
    list.Images.Add(new Bitmap(typeof(Button), "Button.bmp"));
    hotTrackinglistView.SmallImageList = list;
    hotTrackinglistView.Location = new Point(20, 20);
    hotTrackinglistView.View = View.SmallIcon;
    ListViewItem listItem1 = new ListViewItem("Short", 0 );
    ListViewItem listItem2 = new ListViewItem("Tiny", 0);
    hotTrackinglistView.Items.Add(listItem1);
    hotTrackinglistView.Items.Add(listItem2);
    hotTrackinglistView.HotTracking = true;
    this.Controls.Add(hotTrackinglistView);
}

.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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