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ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem.ForeColor Property

Gets or sets the foreground color of the subitem's text.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public Color ForeColor { get; set; }
/** @property */
public Color get_ForeColor ()

/** @property */
public void set_ForeColor (Color value)

public function get ForeColor () : Color

public function set ForeColor (value : Color)

Property Value

A Color that represents the foreground color of the subitem's text.

You can use the ForeColor property to change the color of the subitem text. This property can be used if you want to use different background and foreground color combinations (using the BackColor property to set the background color) to differentiate one item from another. For example, you could set the ForeColor property to Red to identify items that have a negative number associated with them.

If the UseItemStyleForSubItems property of the ListViewItem that owns the subitem is set to true, setting this property has no effect.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the UseItemStyleForSubItems property to false to define a custom style for ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem objects. The example demonstrates how to set the ForeColor and Font properties. To run the example, paste the following code into a form, and call the InitializeListView method in form's constructor or Load event-handling method.


// Declare the Listview object.
internal System.Windows.Forms.ListView myListView;

// Initialize the ListView object with subitems of a different
// style than the default styles for the ListView.
private void InitializeListView()
{

    // Set the Location, View and Width properties for the 
    // ListView object. 
    myListView = new ListView();
    myListView.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(20, 20);
    myListView.Width = 250;

    // The View property must be set to Details for the 
    // subitems to be visible.
    myListView.View = View.Details;
    
    // Each SubItem object requires a column, so add three columns.
    this.myListView.Columns.Add("Key", 50, HorizontalAlignment.Left);
    this.myListView.Columns.Add("A", 100, HorizontalAlignment.Left);
    this.myListView.Columns.Add("B", 100, HorizontalAlignment.Left);

    // Add a ListItem object to the ListView.
    ListViewItem entryListItem = myListView.Items.Add("Items");

    // Set UseItemStyleForSubItems property to false to change 
    // look of subitems.
    entryListItem.UseItemStyleForSubItems = false;

    // Add the expense subitem.
    ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem expenseItem = 
        entryListItem.SubItems.Add("Expense");

    // Change the expenseItem object's color and font.
    expenseItem.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
    expenseItem.Font = new System.Drawing.Font(
        "Arial", 10, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Italic);

    // Add a subitem called revenueItem 
    ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem revenueItem = 
        entryListItem.SubItems.Add("Revenue");

    // Change the revenueItem object's color and font.
    revenueItem.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue;
    revenueItem.Font = new System.Drawing.Font(
        "Times New Roman", 10, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold);

    // Add the ListView to the form.
    this.Controls.Add(this.myListView);
}

// Declare the Listview object.
System.Windows.Forms.ListView myListView;

// Initialize the ListView object with subitems of a different
// style than the default styles for the ListView.
private void InitializeListView()
{
    // Set the Location, View and Width properties for the 
    // ListView object. 
    myListView = new ListView();
    myListView.set_Location(new System.Drawing.Point(20, 20));
    myListView.set_Width(250);
    // The View property must be set to Details for the 
    // subitems to be visible.
    myListView.set_View(View.Details);
    // Each SubItem object requires a column, so add three columns.
    this.myListView.get_Columns().Add("Key", 50, HorizontalAlignment.Left);
    this.myListView.get_Columns().Add("A", 100, HorizontalAlignment.Left);
    this.myListView.get_Columns().Add("B", 100, HorizontalAlignment.Left);
    // Add a ListItem object to the ListView.
    ListViewItem entryListItem = myListView.get_Items().Add("Items");
    // Set UseItemStyleForSubItems property to false to change 
    // look of subitems.
    entryListItem.set_UseItemStyleForSubItems(false);
    // Add the expense subitem.
    ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem expenseItem =
        entryListItem.get_SubItems().Add("Expense");
    // Change the expenseItem object's color and font.
    expenseItem.set_ForeColor(System.Drawing.Color.get_Red());
    expenseItem.set_Font(new System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 10,
        System.Drawing.FontStyle.Italic));
    // Add a subitem called revenueItem 
    ListViewItem.ListViewSubItem revenueItem =
        entryListItem.get_SubItems().Add("Revenue");
    // Change the revenueItem object's color and font.
    revenueItem.set_ForeColor(System.Drawing.Color.get_Blue());
    revenueItem.set_Font(new System.Drawing.Font("Times New Roman", 10,
        System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold));
    // Add the ListView to the form.
    this.get_Controls().Add(this.myListView);
} //InitializeListView

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
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