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ListView::Items Property

Gets a collection containing all items in the control.

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

property ListView..::.ListViewItemCollection^ Items {
	ListView..::.ListViewItemCollection^ get ();

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::ListView::ListViewItemCollection
A ListView::ListViewItemCollection that contains all the items in the ListView control.

Using the ListView::ListViewItemCollection returned by this property, you can add items, remove items, and obtain a count of items. For more information on the tasks that can be performed with the items in the collection, see the ListView::ListViewItemCollection class reference topics.

The following code example creates a ListView control with three ListViewItem objects specified and three ListViewItem::ListViewSubItem objects specified for each item. The example also creates ColumnHeader objects to display the subitems in details view. Two ImageList objects are also created in the code example to provide images for the ListViewItem objects. These ImageList objects are added to the LargeImageList and SmallImageList properties. The example uses the following properties in creating the ListView control.

This example requires that you have added the code to a Form and call the method created in the example from the constructor or another method on the form. The example also requires that images named MySmallImage1, MySmallImage2, MyLargeImage1, and MyLargeImage2 are located in the root directory of drive C.

   void CreateMyListView()
      // Create a new ListView control.
      ListView^ listView1 = gcnew ListView;
      listView1->Bounds = Rectangle(Point(10,10),System::Drawing::Size( 300, 200 ));

      // Set the view to show details.
      listView1->View = View::Details;

      // Allow the user to edit item text.
      listView1->LabelEdit = true;

      // Allow the user to rearrange columns.
      listView1->AllowColumnReorder = true;

      // Display check boxes.
      listView1->CheckBoxes = true;

      // Select the item and subitems when selection is made.
      listView1->FullRowSelect = true;

      // Display grid lines.
      listView1->GridLines = true;

      // Sort the items in the list in ascending order.
      listView1->Sorting = SortOrder::Ascending;

      // Create three items and three sets of subitems for each item.
      ListViewItem^ item1 = gcnew ListViewItem( "item1",0 );

      // Place a check mark next to the item.
      item1->Checked = true;
      item1->SubItems->Add( "1" );
      item1->SubItems->Add( "2" );
      item1->SubItems->Add( "3" );
      ListViewItem^ item2 = gcnew ListViewItem( "item2",1 );
      item2->SubItems->Add( "4" );
      item2->SubItems->Add( "5" );
      item2->SubItems->Add( "6" );
      ListViewItem^ item3 = gcnew ListViewItem( "item3",0 );

      // Place a check mark next to the item.
      item3->Checked = true;
      item3->SubItems->Add( "7" );
      item3->SubItems->Add( "8" );
      item3->SubItems->Add( "9" );

      // Create columns for the items and subitems.
      listView1->Columns->Add( "Item Column", -2, HorizontalAlignment::Left );
      listView1->Columns->Add( "Column 2", -2, HorizontalAlignment::Left );
      listView1->Columns->Add( "Column 3", -2, HorizontalAlignment::Left );
      listView1->Columns->Add( "Column 4", -2, HorizontalAlignment::Center );

      //Add the items to the ListView. 
      array<ListViewItem^>^temp1 = {item1,item2,item3};
      listView1->Items->AddRange( temp1 );

      // Create two ImageList objects.
      ImageList^ imageListSmall = gcnew ImageList;
      ImageList^ imageListLarge = gcnew ImageList;

      // Initialize the ImageList objects with bitmaps.
      imageListSmall->Images->Add( Bitmap::FromFile( "C:\\MySmallImage1.bmp" ) );
      imageListSmall->Images->Add( Bitmap::FromFile( "C:\\MySmallImage2.bmp" ) );
      imageListLarge->Images->Add( Bitmap::FromFile( "C:\\MyLargeImage1.bmp" ) );
      imageListLarge->Images->Add( Bitmap::FromFile( "C:\\MyLargeImage2.bmp" ) );

      //Assign the ImageList objects to the ListView.
      listView1->LargeImageList = imageListLarge;
      listView1->SmallImageList = imageListSmall;

      // Add the ListView to the control collection. 
      this->Controls->Add( listView1 );

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0