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Change row color in listview

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I am not asking for the answer on this.  I want to make that very clear.  I am looking for direction on this.  What I need to know if its possible to do is look at a sql database and if the "Arrived" time is over 5 mins, change the color on the row of the list box.  Again I have not started working on this, I have some knowledge on how to change a row color on an individual item in the listview I just cant think of an efficent way to have a timer look at a database and see if the time on open calls are greater than 5 mins.  I am just looking for some help on this.  Any responses would be appreciated.  I am programing in VB.NET not C++
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Are you working with ASP.NET web site, Windows Forms, WPF...?
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Winforms vs2013.  Coding in vb.net
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You should be able to set the ListViewItem.BackColor to what you need.
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If you could fetch the data at the beginning and STORE it in one of the rows, you'd only need to make one database call, and then have the timer compare the current time against stored data, somewhat like:


Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        ListView1.View = View.Details
        ' Create three items and three sets of subitems for each item. 
        Dim item1 As New ListViewItem("item1", 0)
        ' Place a check mark next to the item.
        item1.Checked = True
        item1.SubItems.Add(DateTime.Now.AddHours(1))
        item1.SubItems.Add("2")
        item1.SubItems.Add("3")
        Dim item2 As New ListViewItem("item2", 1)
        item2.SubItems.Add(DateTime.Now.AddSeconds(10))
        item2.SubItems.Add("5")
        item2.SubItems.Add("6")
        Dim item3 As New ListViewItem("item3", 0)
        ' Place a check mark next to the item.
        item3.Checked = True
        item3.SubItems.Add(DateTime.Now.AddHours(1))
        item3.SubItems.Add("8")
        item3.SubItems.Add("9")

        ' Create columns for the items and subitems. 
        ' Width of -2 indicates auto-size.
        ListView1.Columns.Add("Item Column", -2, HorizontalAlignment.Left)
        ListView1.Columns.Add("Time", -2, HorizontalAlignment.Left)
        ListView1.Columns.Add("Column 3", -2, HorizontalAlignment.Left)
        ListView1.Columns.Add("Column 4", -2, HorizontalAlignment.Center)

        'Add the items to the ListView.
        ListView1.Items.AddRange(New ListViewItem() {item1, item2, item3})
        t.Interval = 1000
        AddHandler t.Tick, AddressOf OnTimedEvent
        t.Start()
    End Sub

    Private Sub OnTimedEvent(source As Object, e As EventArgs)
        For Each i As ListViewItem In ListView1.Items
            If DateTime.Now > DateTime.Parse(i.SubItems(1).Text) Then
                i.BackColor = Color.AliceBlue
            End If
        Next
    End Sub

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I can not believe i didnt think of doing it this way!  I appreciate your help.
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My pleasure, thanks for the quick feedback
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