Windows Forms Listview Control Columns Header not Shown

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

When you use Windows Form Listview control, you will see a strange problem: you added columns, but the columns can not showing up in the designer panel in Visual Studio.

This is from Microsoft design: they set default Listview control view property to LargeIcon, maybe they think ListView control is not like regular DataGridView control, the view should be use Icon showing style?

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Whatever, if you want to see your columns, just change View to “Details”:

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Now you can see your columns.