ColumnIndex Property
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DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs.ColumnIndex Property


Gets the index of the ListView column in which the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem is displayed.

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

Public ReadOnly Property ColumnIndex As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The index of the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem column within the ListView.Columns collection.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ColumnIndex property in an application that provides custom drawing for a ListView control. In the example, a handler for the ListView.DrawSubItem event draws the subitem text values and both the text and background for subitems that have negative values.

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

' Draws subitem text and applies content-based formatting.
Private Sub listView1_DrawSubItem(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs) _
    Handles listView1.DrawSubItem

    Dim flags As TextFormatFlags = TextFormatFlags.Left

    Dim sf As New StringFormat()

        ' Store the column text alignment, letting it default
        ' to Left if it has not been set to Center or Right.
        Select Case e.Header.TextAlign
            Case HorizontalAlignment.Center
                sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center
                flags = TextFormatFlags.HorizontalCenter
            Case HorizontalAlignment.Right
                sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far
                flags = TextFormatFlags.Right
        End Select

        ' Draw the text and background for a subitem with a 
        ' negative value. 
        Dim subItemValue As Double
        If e.ColumnIndex > 0 AndAlso _
            Double.TryParse(e.SubItem.Text, NumberStyles.Currency, _
            NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo, subItemValue) AndAlso _
            subItemValue < 0 Then

            ' Unless the item is selected, draw the standard 
            ' background to make it stand out from the gradient.
            If (e.ItemState And ListViewItemStates.Selected) = 0 Then
            End If

            ' Draw the subitem text in red to highlight it. 
            e.Graphics.DrawString(e.SubItem.Text, _
                Me.listView1.Font, Brushes.Red, e.Bounds, sf)


        End If

        ' Draw normal text for a subitem with a nonnegative 
        ' or nonnumerical value.

    End Try

End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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