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 Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color

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 = 

	// 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 = 

	// 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.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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