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ListView.ListViewItemCollection.Add Method (String, String, Int32)

Creates an item with the specified key, text, and image and adds an item to the collection.

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

public virtual ListViewItem Add(
	string key,
	string text,
	int imageIndex


Type: System.String
The name of the item.
Type: System.String
The text of the item.
Type: System.Int32
The index of the image to display for the item.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ListViewItem
The ListViewItem added to the collection.


The containing ListView is in virtual mode.

If the ListView is sorted, the item is added in the correctly sorted order; otherwise, it is added to the end of the collection. The Name property corresponds to the key for a ListViewItem in the ListView.ListViewItemCollection.

The Add method sets the Name property to the specified key, so the item can be retrieved by its index or by key.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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