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ListView.ListViewItemCollection.Insert Method (Int32, ListViewItem)

Inserts an existing ListViewItem into the collection at the specified index.

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

public ListViewItem Insert(
	int index,
	ListViewItem item


Type: System.Int32
The zero-based index location where the item is inserted.
Type: System.Windows.Forms.ListViewItem
The ListViewItem that represents the item to insert.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ListViewItem
The ListViewItem that was inserted into the collection.


The index parameter is less than 0 or greater than the value of the Count property of the ListView.ListViewItemCollection.

This version of the Insert method allows you to insert an existing ListViewItem at a specific position in the ListView.ListViewItemCollection.


If the ListView.Sorting property is set to a value other than SortOrder.None or if the ListViewItemSorter property is set, the list is sorted after the item is inserted.

To add an item without specifying a specific position in the collection to add the item, use the Add method. If you want to add an array of items to the collection, use the AddRange method. You can use this method if you want to insert a new item into an existing collection of items.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.