How to control items colors in listview using vb.net

The current out of the box control for vs2008 is quite poor (Listview), can someone tell me about a free listview (and checkedListview) which can allow me at least to set the item colors for individual items. Thanks

I tried to override the DrawItem however, it had caused other problems (Like I cannot select items anymore, and it loops through the items many times unnecessarily)

I am interested only on the Winforms

Thanks
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Ess KayEntrapenuerCommented:
you will need to create your own by overwriting the listview and adding the commands you need,

, or purchase something like infragistics
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Ess KayEntrapenuerCommented:
on the otherhand, try something like this


Dim tmpColor As String
tmpColor = "Blue"
ListView1.Items.Item(1).BackColor = Color.FromName(tmpColor)

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fmichailAuthor Commented:
Sorry Guys for being so late in following up...
esskayb2d, Backcolor is not a property in the listviewItems so it does not compile.

It looks like the only option is to buy a new controls. I will grant the points to you
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