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ListView.HideSelection Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the selected item in the control remains highlighted when the control loses focus.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property HideSelection As Boolean
[C#]
public bool HideSelection {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property bool get_HideSelection();
public: __property void set_HideSelection(bool);
[JScript]
public function get HideSelection() : Boolean;
public function set HideSelection(Boolean);

Property Value

true if the selected item does not appear highlighted when the control loses focus; false if the selected item still appears highlighted when the control loses focus. The default is true.

Remarks

When this property is set to false, selected items in the ListView control remain highlighted in a different color than the current selection color specified by the operating system when the ListView control loses focus. You can use this property to keep items that are selected by the user visible when the user clicks a different control on the form or moves to a different window.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following code examples demonstrates setting the HideSelection property while initializing a ListView. To run this example paste the following code in a form that contains a ListView named ListView1 and call the InitializeListView method from the form's constructor or Load method.

[Visual Basic] 
' This method adds two columns to the ListView, setting the Text 
' and TextAlign, and Width properties of each ColumnHeader.  The 
' HeaderStyle property is set to NonClickable since the ColumnClick 
' event is not handled.  Finally the method adds ListViewItems and 
' SubItems to each column.
Private Sub InitializeListView()
    Me.ListView1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ListView
    Me.ListView1.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Control
    Me.ListView1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Me.ListView1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
    Me.ListView1.Name = "ListView1"
    Me.ListView1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 130)
    Me.ListView1.TabIndex = 0
    Me.ListView1.View = System.Windows.Forms.View.Details
    Me.ListView1.MultiSelect = True
    Me.ListView1.HideSelection = False
    ListView1.HeaderStyle = ColumnHeaderStyle.Nonclickable
    Dim columnHeader1 As New ColumnHeader
    With columnHeader1
        .Text = "Breakfast Item"
        .TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left
        .Width = 146
    End With
    Dim columnHeader2 As New ColumnHeader
    With columnHeader2
        .Text = "Price Each"
        .TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Center
        .Width = 142
    End With

    Me.ListView1.Columns.Add(columnHeader1)
    Me.ListView1.Columns.Add(columnHeader2)
    Dim foodList() As String = New String() {"Juice", "Coffee", _
        "Cereal & Milk", "Fruit Plate", "Toast & Jelly", _
        "Bagel & Cream Cheese"}
    Dim foodPrice() As String = New String() {"1.09", "1.09", _
        "2.19", "2.49", "1.49", "1.49"}
    Dim count As Integer
    For count = 0 To foodList.Length - 1
        Dim listItem As New ListViewItem(foodList(count))
        listItem.SubItems.Add(foodPrice(count))
        ListView1.Items.Add(listItem)
    Next
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.ListView1)
End Sub

[C#] 
// This method adds two columns to the ListView, setting the Text 
// and TextAlign, and Width properties of each ColumnHeader.  The 
// HeaderStyle property is set to NonClickable since the ColumnClick 
// event is not handled.  Finally the method adds ListViewItems and 
// SubItems to each column.
private void InitializeListView()
{
    this.ListView1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ListView();
    this.ListView1.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Control;
    this.ListView1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
    this.ListView1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
    this.ListView1.Name = "ListView1";
    this.ListView1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 130);
    this.ListView1.TabIndex = 0;
    this.ListView1.View = System.Windows.Forms.View.Details;
    this.ListView1.MultiSelect = true;
    this.ListView1.HideSelection = false;
    this.ListView1.HeaderStyle = ColumnHeaderStyle.Nonclickable;
    
    ColumnHeader columnHeader1 = new ColumnHeader();
    columnHeader1.Text = "Breakfast Item";
    columnHeader1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
    columnHeader1.Width = 146;

     ColumnHeader columnHeader2 = new ColumnHeader();
    columnHeader2.Text = "Price Each";
    columnHeader2.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Center;
    columnHeader2.Width = 142;
  
    this.ListView1.Columns.Add(columnHeader1);
    this.ListView1.Columns.Add(columnHeader2);

    string[] foodList = new string[]{"Juice", "Coffee", 
        "Cereal & Milk", "Fruit Plate", "Toast & Jelly", 
        "Bagel & Cream Cheese"};
    string[] foodPrice = new string[]{"1.09", "1.09", "2.19", 
        "2.49", "1.49", "1.49"};
    
    for(int count=0; count < foodList.Length; count++)
    {
        ListViewItem listItem = new ListViewItem(foodList[count]);
        listItem.SubItems.Add(foodPrice[count]);
        ListView1.Items.Add(listItem);
    }
    this.Controls.Add(ListView1);
}

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

ListView Class | ListView Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace

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