ListView.SelectedIndices Property

 

Gets the indexes of the selected items in the control.

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

<BrowsableAttribute(False)>
Public ReadOnly Property SelectedIndices As ListView.SelectedIndexCollection

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ListView.SelectedIndexCollection

A ListView.SelectedIndexCollection that contains the indexes of the selected items. If no items are currently selected, an empty ListView.SelectedIndexCollection is returned.

The SelectedIndices property will not contain any indexes if the property is accessed before the ListView handle is created, which typically occurs when the ListView is initially loaded for display in the form. You can check to see if the handle is created with the IsHandleCreated property. When the MultiSelect property is set to true, this property returns a collection containing the indexes of all items that are selected in the ListView. For a single-selection ListView, this property returns a collection containing a single element containing the index of the only selected item in the ListView. For more information on the tasks that can be performed with the items in the collection, see ListView.SelectedIndexCollection.

If you want to obtain a collection of the items that are selected in the ListView control, instead of the index positions of the items that are selected, use the SelectedItems property.

The following code example demonstrates using the SelectedIndices, SelectedIndexChanged, and HeaderStyle members and the ListView.SelectedIndexCollection class. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a ListView object named ListView1 and a TextBox named TextBox1. Call the InitializeListView method from the form's constructor or Load method. This example requires the event handler is correctly associated with the SelectedIndexChanged event.

' 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
' Uses the SelectedIndices property to retrieve and tally the price of  
' the selected menu items.
Private Sub ListView1_SelectedIndexChanged_UsingIndices _
    (ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
    Handles ListView1.SelectedIndexChanged

    Dim indexes As ListView.SelectedIndexCollection = _
        Me.ListView1.SelectedIndices
    Dim index As Integer
    Dim price As Double = 0.0
    For Each index In indexes
        price += Double.Parse(Me.ListView1.Items(index).SubItems(1).Text)
    Next

    ' Output the price to TextBox1.
    TextBox1.Text = CType(price, String)
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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