ListViewItem.ItemType Property

Gets the item type of the ListViewItem object.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web.Extensions (in System.Web.Extensions.dll)

public ListViewItemType ItemType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListViewItemType
One of the ListViewItemType values.

Use the ItemType property to determine the type of item that the ListViewItem object represents, as listed in the following table.

Item type



A data item in the ListView control.


An insert item in the ListView control.


An empty item in the ListView control. The empty item is displayed when the ListView control does not have any records to display, or when a group in the ListView control does not have any more records to display.

You typically use this property to determine an item's type before you perform an operation.

The following example shows how to use the ItemType property to determine whether the item that is being created is a data item. If the item is a data item, the e-mail address is displayed in italic. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ListViewItem class.

protected void ContactsListView_ItemCreated(object sender, ListViewItemEventArgs e)
  // Retrieve the current item.
  ListViewItem item = e.Item;

  // Verify if the item is a data item.
  if (item.ItemType == ListViewItemType.DataItem)
    // Get the EmailAddressLabel Label control in the item.
    Label EmailAddressLabel = (Label)item.FindControl("EmailAddressLabel");

    // Display the e-mail address in italics.
    EmailAddressLabel.Font.Italic = true;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

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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