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Steven asked on 01 Jun 2007, 07:07 PM
One of the components I would like to see is an enhanced listview control that is easily accessible to the developer.

Some of the features I would like in such a beast are

1. Option straight image rather than having to use an imagelist
2. built-in sorting capabilities
3. built in support for sub-item images - both imagelist and straight images
4. Vista/Glass color for listviewitems (for a good example of this check out this listview control - http://www.flowsight.net/default.htm
5. also applicable to the above .. rounded corners

Ideally it would be nice to have a "listviewitem" designer so that you could design a template to be used. A couple of examples along this line would be

1. a listviewitem that would look like a shortend OneNote tab for one set of information with the body of the item being able to hold a graphic that could potentially be linked to other data - web page etc and the remainder of the space for oholder other information dislays - ie: text, links, dropdows etc.

2. a listview item that could like a card from a rolodex type thing

In my opinion the Listview is one of the most under utilized controls from a design perspective but holds the best method for a developer to display information.

the above could also apply to a listbox.

Now I know from my limited playing around with WPF (http://www.winextra.com/2006/11/28/my-first-vista-wpf-program/) that a lot of this type of thing is capable of being done in the WPF world but it would be really nice if this could be done for the standard .NET stuff as well.

Steven Hodson
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Vassil Petev
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answered on 02 Jun 2007, 10:48 AM
Thank you for sharing your ideas with us, Steven.

We have added your suggestion to our ToDo list and will do our best to offer a listview control in one of the future versions of RadControls for WinForms. We implement new controls and features based on number of customer requests, so the more interest we see in RadListView, the higher the chances that we will offer such control with the next major release.


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Rob
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answered on 02 Jun 2007, 03:32 PM
Of the vast majority of posts I have read, whether they be blog post, forum posts or even CodeProject article has something to do with the ListView control. It has to be one of the most used of the WinForm controls in my opinion but really hasn't been improved upon seriously since its inception.

One other thing that I would consider a huge plus would be the ability for a listviewitem to support nested collapsable listviewitems

i.e.: Collapsed - [+] This is an item - with one subitem - and another subitem

       Expanded - [-] This is an item - with on item - and another sub
                               Associated nested item - one subitem
                             [+] Collapsed associated item - one subitem
                             [-] Expanded associated item - one subitem
                                  Associated item - one subitem

I think you get the idea.

Steven Hodson
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