ListControl.FormattingEnabled Property

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

Gets or sets a value indicating whether formatting is applied to the DisplayMember property of the ListControl.

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

Public Property FormattingEnabled As Boolean
Dim instance As ListControl
Dim value As Boolean

value = instance.FormattingEnabled

instance.FormattingEnabled = value
/** @property */
public boolean get_FormattingEnabled ()

/** @property */
public void set_FormattingEnabled (boolean value)

public function get FormattingEnabled () : boolean

public function set FormattingEnabled (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if formatting of the DisplayMember property is enabled; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Setting the FormattingEnabled property to true causes the Format event to be raised for each visible member of the ListControl.

SelectedIndex, SelectedValue, and FormattingEnabled are related as follows:

  • If FormattingEnabled is false, SelectedIndex will not be set to -1 when SelectedValue is blank.

  • If FormattingEnabled is true, SelectedIndex will be set to -1 when SelectedValue is blank.

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

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