ListView.VirtualMode Property

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

Gets or sets a value indicating whether you have provided your own data-management operations for the ListView control.

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

public bool VirtualMode { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_VirtualMode ()

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

public function get VirtualMode () : boolean

public function set VirtualMode (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if ListView uses data-management operations that you provide; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Exception typeCondition


VirtualMode is set to true and one of the following conditions exist:

When you set the VirtualMode property to true, you should handle the RetrieveVirtualItem event, providing a valid ListViewItem.

If the View property is set to Tile, the value will automatically be changed to LargeIcon when VirtualMode is set to true.

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