How do i add the content in the variable string radableRss the same format to listView1 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • This is the code in form1 load event:

    public Form1()
                readableRss = RssReader.covertRss("http://rotter.net/rss/rotternews.xml");
                lines = Regex.Split(readableRss, "\r\n")
                                   .Where(str => !string.IsNullOrEmpty(str))
                StringBuilder strToAddToList = new StringBuilder();
                for (int i = 0; i < lines.Count; i++)

    Now when im using a breakpoint on the variable readableRss that is a string i see text inside in this format:

    This is the format i want to see in listView1. The exact format:

    A line of text and under it the line of date and time.

    A space and then again line of text and under it date and time.

    The same format as it is in this image.

    In the variable lines that is a List<string> i see all the lines of texts and date and time in indexs for example in index 0 i see:

    "hello this is a test"

    In index 1 i see: wed , 29 jan 2014.....etc

    Then in index 2 text: "this is a test now"

    In index 3 time and date again.

    And so on.

    When im adding the variable lines to the listView1 im gett a mess i dont see all the text lines i dont see all the date and time lines and they are not one under each other.

    I want that it will be show in listView1 the same format as it is in the variable readableRss.

    How can i do it ?

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:20 PM


  • Hi Chocolade,

    We can use ListBox’s DrawMode property to show wrap text in ListBox item. I build a sample project, you can see the below code:

    public partial class Form1 : Form
            public Form1()
                listBox1.DrawMode = DrawMode.OwnerDrawVariable;
                listBox1.MeasureItem += lst_MeasureItem;
                listBox1.DrawItem += lst_DrawItem;
            private void lst_MeasureItem(object sender, MeasureItemEventArgs e)
                e.ItemHeight = (int)e.Graphics.MeasureString(listBox1.Items[e.Index].ToString(), listBox1.Font, listBox1.Width).Height;
            private void lst_DrawItem(object sender, DrawItemEventArgs e)
                e.Graphics.DrawString(listBox1.Items[e.Index].ToString(), e.Font, new SolidBrush(e.ForeColor), e.Bounds);
            private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                //replace to your code here
                RSS[] rss = new RSS[]{
                    new RSS(){ Title="aaa", Time=DateTime.Now},
                    new RSS(){ Title="bbb",Time = DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)},
                    new RSS(){ Title="ccc",Time = DateTime.Now.AddDays(2)},
                    new RSS(){ Title="ddd",Time = DateTime.Now.AddDays(3)},
                    new RSS(){ Title="eee",Time = DateTime.Now.AddDays(4)},
         class RSS
            public string Title { get; set; }
            public DateTime Time { get; set; }
            public override string ToString()
                return Title + "\r\n" + Time.ToString();

    If I misunderstand you, please feel free to let me know.


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    Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:05 AM