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Visual Basic: Windows Controls

Visual Studio 6.0

SelectedItem Property (ActiveX Controls)

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Returns a reference to a selected ListItem, Node, or Tab object.



The object placeholder represents an object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.


The SelectedItem property returns a reference to an object that can be used to set properties and invoke methods on the selected object. This property is typically used to return a reference to a ListItem, Node, or Tab or object that the user has clicked or selected. With this reference, you can validate an object before allowing any further action, as demonstrated in the following code:

   ' If the selected object is not the root, then remove the Node.
   If TreeView1.SelectedItem.Index <> 1 Then
      Treeview1.Nodes.Remove TreeView1.SelectedItem.Index
   End If
End Sub

To programmatically select a ListItem object, use the Set statement with the SelectedItem property, as follows:

Set ListView1.SelectedItem = ListView1.ListItems(1)