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ListViewItem.ImageKey Property

Gets or sets the key for the image that is displayed for the item.

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

'Declaration
<TypeConverterAttribute(GetType(ImageKeyConverter))> _
Public Property ImageKey As String
'Usage
Dim instance As ListViewItem 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.ImageKey

instance.ImageKey = value

Property Value

Type: System.String
The key for the image that is displayed for the ListViewItem.

The ImageKey property returns an empty string ("") when the ImageKey is not set for the ListViewItem. The ImageKey and ImageIndex properties are mutually exclusive, meaning if one is set, the other is ignored. If you set the ImageKey property, the ImageIndex property is automatically set to -1. Alternatively, if you set the ImageIndex property, the ImageKey is automatically set to an empty string ("").

NoteNote:

If you are using multiple image lists, for small and large icon view, with a ListView control, you should place small and large versions of the image at the same index location in their respective image lists. When switching between views, the index location of the image in one list is used to locate the image in the other list, regardless of the key value specified.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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