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Using ListView Control in Windows Form Application

By Sudhakar Chaudhary on Mar 16, 2012
In this article we will see how to use a ListView Control in a Windows Forms application
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Using a ListView Control in a Windows Forms Application

Adding a column to a ListView

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You can simply add a column to a ListView by these steps

select ListView control and right click>properties>columns

Now we are going to bind our ListView Control 

We have 6 columns to bind, binding using a ListView sub item. 

public void listViewFill()
{
try
{
SqlConnection con= new SqlConnection("data source=.\\sqlexpress;database=main;integrated
security=true;"
);
listView2.Items.Clear();
SqlDataAdapter adp = new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT P_NAME, P_PACKING, F_ORMFD, F_MRP, F_STRATE FROM PMS", con);
DataTable dt = new DataTable();
adp.Fill(dt);
for (int i = 0; i < dt.Rows.Count; i++)
{
DataRow dr = dt.Rows[i];
ListViewItem listitem = new ListViewItem(dr[0].ToString());
listitem.SubItems.Add("| " + dr[1].ToString().PadLeft(3));
listitem.SubItems.Add("| " + dr[2].ToString());
listitem.SubItems.Add("| " + dr[3].ToString());
listitem.SubItems.Add("| " + dr[4].ToString()); 
listitem.SubItems.Add("| " + dr[5].ToString()); 
listView2.Items.Add(listitem);
}
}
catch (Exception ms) { }}

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Font and color>>>>

listView2.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.PowderBlue;

listView2.Font = new Font("Arial", 10.2f);

DataGridView column>>>>

     public void GridColumn()
        {
            dataGridView1.Columns.Add("", "PCode");
            dataGridView1.Columns.Add("", "Product Name");
            dataGridView1.Columns.Add("", "Packing");
            dataGridView1.Columns.Add("", "ORR MFD");
            dataGridView1.Columns.Add("", "M.R.P.");
            dataGridView1.Columns.Add("", "Rate");
        }
 

Gridview Design Font, Color >>>>

public void GridDesign()

this.dataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.Font = new Font("Calibri", 11, FontStyle.Regular);
dataGridView1.ColumnHeadersDefaultCellStyle.Font = new Font("Calibri", 11.25f, FontStyle.Bold);
DataGridViewCellStyle fooCellStyle = new DataGridViewCellStyle();
DataGridViewHeaderCell f = new DataGridViewHeaderCell();
dataGridView1.ColumnHeadersDefaultCellStyle.BackColor = Color.LightBlue;
dataGridView1.ColumnHeadersDefaultCellStyle.ForeColor = Color.Black;
dataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.ForeColor = Color.Black;
dataGridView1.EnableHeadersVisualStyles = false;
}

DatagridView Column Width>>>>

        public void GridColWidth()
        {
            dataGridView1.Columns[0].Width = 248;
            dataGridView1.Columns[1].Width = 70;
            dataGridView1.Columns[2].Width = 60;
            dataGridView1.Columns[3].Width = 60;
            dataGridView1.Columns[4].Width = 60;
            dataGridView1.Columns[5].Width = 85;
        }

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Fill a DataGridView on a ListView Item Selection Change Event>>> 

By using a ListView ItemSelection_Event we are filling a DataGridView cell. 

Hide the ListView contorl on form load. Then when the first DataGridiView cell is clicked show the ListView.

private
void dataGridView1_CellEnter(object sender, DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
        {
            if (e.ColumnIndex == 0) // datagridview first cell enter event
            {
                listViewFill();//fill listview bind method
                listView2.Show();//showing listview
            }
        }

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Fill a DataGridView on a ListView Item Selection event>>

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In the above code I am using .Replace('|',' ').TrimStart(); because when the ListView is bound we add a '|' sign to make our ListView attractive so when the DataGridView is filled we remove the '|' sign and extra and replace it with and space and then use the TrimStart() method to remove the space.

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