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How to: Select an Item in the Windows Forms ListView Control

This example demonstrates how to programmatically select an item in a Windows Forms ListView control. Selecting an item programmatically does not automatically change the focus to the ListView control. For this reason, you will typically want to call the Focus method when selecting an item.


this.listView1.Items[0].Selected = true;

Compiling the Code

This example requires:

  • A ListView control named listView1 that contains at least one item.

  • References to the System and System.Windows.Forms namespaces.

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