ListControl::ValueMember Property


Gets or sets the path of the property to use as the actual value for the items in the ListControl.

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

property String^ ValueMember {
	String^ get();
	void set(String^ value);

Property Value

Type: System::String^

A String representing a single property name of the DataSource property value, or a hierarchy of period-delimited property names that resolves to a property name of the final data-bound object. The default is an empty string ("").

Exception Condition

The specified property path cannot be resolved through the object specified by the DataSource property.

Specify the contents of the ValueMember property in cases where you bind data.

You can clear the ValueMember property by setting the property to an empty string ("") or null.

Setting a new ValueMember property raises the ValueMemberChanged and SelectedValueChanged events.

The following code example shows loading the data into an ArrayList and setting the ValueMember to a property of the object in the list.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>
#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Collections;
public ref class USState
   String^ myShortName;
   String^ myLongName;

   USState( String^ strLongName, String^ strShortName )
      this->myShortName = strShortName;
      this->myLongName = strLongName;

   property String^ ShortName 
      String^ get()
         return myShortName;

   property String^ LongName 
      String^ get()
         return myLongName;


public ref class ListBoxSample3: public Form
   ListBox^ ListBox1;
   Label^ label1;
   TextBox^ textBox1;

      ListBox1 = gcnew ListBox;
      label1 = gcnew Label;
      textBox1 = gcnew TextBox;
      this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size(307, 206 );
      this->Text = "ListBox Sample3";
      ListBox1->Location = Point(54,16);
      ListBox1->Name = "ListBox1";
      ListBox1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 240, 130 );
      label1->Location = Point(14,150);
      label1->Name = "label1";
      label1->Size = System::Drawing::Size(40, 24);
      label1->Text = "Value";
      textBox1->Location = Point(54,150);
      textBox1->Name = "textBox1";
      textBox1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 240, 24 );
      array<Control^>^temp2 = {ListBox1,label1, textBox1};
      this->Controls->AddRange( temp2 );

      // Populate the list box using an array as DataSource. 
      // DisplayMember is used to display just the long name of each state.
      ArrayList^ USStates = gcnew ArrayList;
      USStates->Add( gcnew USState( "Alabama","AL" ) );
      USStates->Add( gcnew USState( "Washington","WA" ) );
      USStates->Add( gcnew USState( "West Virginia","WV" ) );
      USStates->Add( gcnew USState( "Wisconsin","WI" ) );
      USStates->Add( gcnew USState( "Wyoming","WY" ) );
      ListBox1->DataSource = USStates;
      ListBox1->DisplayMember = "LongName";
      ListBox1->ValueMember = "ShortName";
      ListBox1->SelectedValueChanged += gcnew EventHandler( this, &ListBoxSample3::ListBox1_SelectedValueChanged );
      ListBox1->SetSelected(0, false);

   void InitializeComponent(){}

   void ListBox1_SelectedValueChanged( Object^ /*sender*/, EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
      if ( ListBox1->SelectedIndex != -1 )
            textBox1->Text = ListBox1->SelectedValue->ToString();

int main()
   Application::Run( gcnew ListBoxSample3 );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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