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I have a form that contains a ListView set to Detail view type. And when the form loads it runs the following code:

OdbcConnection conn = new OdbcConnection ("DSN=Data");
                        conn.Open();
                        OdbcCommand cmd = new OdbcCommand("SELECT Field1, Field2 FROM Table1",conn);

                        OdbcDataReader data= cmd.ExecuteReader();
                        lstViewUsers.Clear();
                   
                        while(data.Read()){
                              ListViewItem lvi=lstViewUsers.Items.Add(data.GetString(0));
                                OdbcConnection conn2 = new OdbcConnection("DSN=Data");
                                conn2.Open();
                                OdbcCommand cmd2=new OdbcCommand("SELECT Field1, Field2 Field3 FROM Table2 WHERE Field1 = '"+data.GetString(0)+"';",conn2);                                OdbcDataReader data2 = cmd2.ExecuteReader();

                                if(data2.HasRows){
                                      data2.Read();
                                      lvi.SubItems.Add(data2.GetString(0));
                                      lvi.SubItems.Add(data2.GetDate(1).ToString("g"));
                                      lvi.SubItems.Add(data2.GetDate(2).ToString("g"));
                                }
                                else {
                                      lvi.SubItems.Add("");
                                        lvi.SubItems.Add("");
                                        lvi.SubItems.Add("");
                                }
                                data2.Close();
                                conn2.Close();
                                if(data.GetBoolean(1))
                                      lvi.SubItems.Add("Yes");
                                else
                                      lvi.SubItems.Add("No");
                  }

                        data.Close();
                        conn.Close();

And as a result somehow the ListView Does not repaint itself (it also happened Else where in the program but the solution should be the same.
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Question by:gilllyo
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by:SRigney
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If you minimize your app, and then restore it, does the listview repaint itself correctly?
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by:aacool
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Try putting in a call to listViewUsers.Update(); - ideally, start your function with
listViewUsers.BeginUpdate();  and end with listViewUsers.EndUpdate();

See if this works
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by:SRigney
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listViewUsers.Refresh() may work as well.
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viola123 earned 375 total points
ID: 12366125
using
lstViewUsers.Items.Clear();
lstViewUsers.Columns.Clear();

before you send any items to listview.

i suggest you creat a method that used to display dataset in listview and then call this method whenever you need.
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by:gilllyo
ID: 12366805
When I minimiz then come back all the headings are greyed out and there are no items in the list.

I put the headers in during design time so I don't want to clear the Headers

If you noticed I had the code:

lstViewUsers.Clear();

I changed this to:

lstViewUsers.Items.Clear();

And it displays what it should.

Thanks
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by:viola123
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i am glad it helps

viola
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