Scott Kellish

I have a dataset with fields (duedate, title, author, isbn) tied to an ownerdraw listbox so that I can format all of the fields in a single row as in:

DataSet ds = lda.GetItems(1833);
listBox1.DataSource =
new BindingSource(ds, "Items");

Due: 1/1/2007

History of the Decline and Fall of
the Roman Empire
, Edward Gibbon
ISBN: 12-23456-89

What is the syntax (C#) for accessing the individual row cells in the bindingsource from the drawitem event

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Ken Tucker

The listbox item will contain a datarowview with the information. Here is a simple example that just draws the Product Name

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlServerCe;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace ODList
public partial class Form1 : Form
public Form1()

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
SqlCeConnection conn = new SqlCeConnection("data source='c:\\northwind.sdf'; mode=Exclusive;");
SqlCeDataAdapter da = new SqlCeDataAdapter("Select * from Products", conn);
DataTable dt = new DataTable();

listBox1.DrawMode = DrawMode.OwnerDrawFixed;
listBox1.DataSource = dt;
listBox1.DisplayMember = "Product Name";

private void listBox1_DrawItem(object sender, DrawItemEventArgs e)
Graphics g = e.Graphics;
string s;
DataRowView drv = (DataRowView)listBox1.Items[e.Index];
s = drv["Product Name"].ToString();
g.FillRectangle(Brushes.White, e.Bounds);

if((e.State & DrawItemState.Selected) == DrawItemState.Selected )
g.FillRectangle(Brushes.LightBlue, e.Bounds);

g.DrawString(s, listBox1.Font, Brushes.Black, e.Bounds);