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ListViewItem.BeginEdit Method

Places the item text into edit mode.

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

public void BeginEdit ()
public void BeginEdit ()
public function BeginEdit ()

Exception typeCondition


The LabelEdit property of the associated ListView is not set to true.

This property is effective only if the LabelEdit property of the ListView control that contains the item is set to true. You can use this method at run time to force the item's text to display in edit mode. For ", if you are validating the item text edited by the user, and an item fails validation, you could select the item in the ListView control and call the BeginEdit method to force the user to change the text that failed validation.

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, 1.1, 1.0