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ListView with Gradient Background

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Hi All, appreciate that this is more gdi+ than c# but always seem to get
good answers here, so here goes...

In a nutshell, all i want to do is add a gradient background to a
ListView. I have gotten so far by:

Adding the following to the constructor:

this.SetStyle(ControlStyles.UserPaint, true);

And then overriding OnPaintBackground with the following:

protected override void OnPaintBackground(PaintEventArgs pevent)
Graphics g = pevent.Graphics;
Rectangle rBackground = new Rectangle(0, 0, this.Width, this.Height);

System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientBrush bBackground = new
System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientBrush(rBack ground,
Color.LightGoldenrodYellow, Color.White, (float)90);

g.FillRectangle(bBackground, rBackground);

Which works to a point; the listview has a nice gradient background, but
when items are added to the listview they do not show up and
subsequently when the listview is scrolled, the gradient gets 'messed
up'. I do not want to do anything special with the listview items
themselves, and as i scroll i would expect the gradient to stay put.

Complete beginner at gdi+, so any pointers / help would be appreciated.


Sep 21 '06 #1
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