DrawListViewItemEventArgs.Item Property

Gets the ListViewItem to draw.

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

public ListViewItem Item { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ListViewItem
The ListViewItem to draw.

Use this property to access the ListViewItem to draw. This is useful when the State property does not provide adequate information to meet your needs. The State property provides only basic state information that you can use, for example, to determine whether an item is selected, checked, or focused. The Item property, on the other hand, allows you to access all members of the ListViewItem. You must access the item directly, for example, to draw the ListViewItem.Text value yourself rather than using the DrawText method.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Item property in an application that provides custom drawing for a ListView control. In the example, a handler for the ListView.DrawItem event draws the background for entire items. In all views except the details view, this handler also draws the foreground text. In the details view, the foreground text is drawn in the ListView.DrawSubItem event.

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

// Draws the backgrounds for entire ListView items. 
private void listView1_DrawItem(object sender,
    DrawListViewItemEventArgs e)
{
    if ((e.State & ListViewItemStates.Selected) != 0)
    {
        // Draw the background and focus rectangle for a selected item.
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Maroon, e.Bounds);
        e.DrawFocusRectangle();
    }
    else
    {
        // Draw the background for an unselected item. 
        using (LinearGradientBrush brush =
            new LinearGradientBrush(e.Bounds, Color.Orange,
            Color.Maroon, LinearGradientMode.Horizontal))
        {
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(brush, e.Bounds);
        }
    }

    // Draw the item text for views other than the Details view. 
    if (listView1.View != View.Details)
    {
        e.DrawText();
    }
}

.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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