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DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs.DrawText Method ()

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Draws the text of the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem using its current foreground color.

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

public void DrawText ()
public void DrawText ()
public function DrawText ()

Use this method to draw the subitem text using the current values of the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem.ForeColor and ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem.Font properties. The text is drawn within the area specified by the Bounds property.


The UseItemStyleForSubItems property of the parent ListViewItem must be set to false to prevent the ListViewItem.ForeColor and ListViewItem.Font values of the parent item from overriding the subitem values.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0