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Chaning the highlight color for a ListView

Posted on 2006-05-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I find the selection color to be too light, when I make a selection in my ListView programmatically.  When I select the ListViewItem with a mouse, it hightlights the selection nicely.

Here's how I select the first item.  What else can I do?


driverLV.Items[0].Selected = true;
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by:Fahad Mukhtar
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With a normal listview you cannot do this.. you have to develop your own listview control and have this feature

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I think after the


line another control takes the focus and your listviews HideSelection property is set to false. Inspect your code if another control gets the focus.
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Here is a custom draw list view, maybe it can help you:

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yes its one of them
you can find more here:

this one is my favourite
and i have used it in one of my app
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vo1d earned 1200 total points
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if you are using net 2, you can use the custom draw event.
if you are using net 1, you will have to derive from the listview and go into its wndroc to listen for incoming tvm notify messages.
that is alot of work you will have todo, because you will have to go through 4 different notify stages and do alot of drawing by your own.
i recommend that you are using one of the posted listviews unless you have a good reason, why you would have to go down to win32 api.

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