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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    ListView Selected Background Changes When Loses Focus

    I recently converted several ListBox selection lists to ListView selection lists. Selected items in the ListView have a nice dark blue background when it has focus, but change to a pale tan/gray upon losing focus. This is very confusing to the users as it is difficult to discern which records are selected in the Listview. Is there any way to disable the color switch or a way to set it to the "in-focus" color?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Don't believe you can still use the 'highlighted' focus colour when the listview no longer has the focus - that is a Windows function.

    However, to make it clearer to users what has been 'selected', each time an item is selected, you can change the foreground colour e.g.

    (with approp Dim's for iIndex and iColumns (and setting iColumns to the approp value)

    lvMyListView.SelectedItem.ForeColor = vbBlue ( or vbRed .... etc)
    For iIndex = 1 To iColumns
        lvMyListView.SelectedItem.ListSubItems(iIndex).ForeColor = vbBlue
    [N.B. In the For ... Next loop, I have no idea why 'Forecolor' is appearing as 'For ecolor'!!! - I have tried everything I can think of to correct, but .... anyone at DevX have an idea?]

    We use this, for example, when users are clicking on 'presented' items when doing a Bank Reconciliation.

    P.S. You can also use '.SelectedItem.Checked = True', if you tick 'Checkboxes' in the ListView Properties.

    Hope this helps


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