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DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs.DrawDefault Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem should be drawn by the operating system instead of owner-drawn.

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

public bool DrawDefault { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the subitem should be drawn by the operating system; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Use this property when handling the ListView.DrawSubItem event for subitems that you do not want to customize. If you set this property to true, the subitem will be drawn normally using the current values of the ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem.BackColor, ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem.ForeColor, and ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem.Font properties


The UseItemStyleForSubItems property of the parent ListViewItem must be set to false to prevent the ListViewItem.BackColor value of the parent item from overriding the subitem value.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the ListView.DrawSubItem event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of type ListView named ListView1. Then ensure that the event handler is associated with the ListView.DrawSubItem event.

private void ListView1_DrawSubItem(Object sender, DrawListViewSubItemEventArgs e) {

System.Text.StringBuilder messageBoxCS = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "DrawDefault", e.DrawDefault );
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Graphics", e.Graphics );
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Bounds", e.Bounds );
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Item", e.Item );
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "SubItem", e.SubItem );
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ItemIndex", e.ItemIndex );
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ColumnIndex", e.ColumnIndex );
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Header", e.Header );
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ItemState", e.ItemState );
MessageBox.Show(messageBoxCS.ToString(), "DrawSubItem Event" );

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0