Better ListViewfor PC
A Better Alternative to the .NET List View Control
Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7 + .NET 2.0 Framework (Winforms)
Version alert: Better ListView just entered v2.5! New features include improved support for multi-line items, C# and VB.net samples, performance optimization, better thumbnail control, and the ability to combine items, create non-selectable items, and customize the behavior of group headers. All this and much, much more!
Sure, you work with the default list view control for .NET Windows Forms included with Visual Studio, but that doesn't necessarily mean you like it. You do it because you have to, and you've grown begrudgingly accustomed to all of the limitations and other odd things that annoy you. Plus, there's no other real alternative...unless you consider Better ListView!
Better ListView is a list view control designed to fully replace the regular .NET list view control and make your programming life immensely better! With Better ListView, you'll enjoy more features, more flexibility, and freedom from the limitations that, until now, you've had to endure under the .NET list view control.
Here's what you get with Better ListView -- a fast, lightweight, optimized control with more features. No royalties, so you can build lists to your heart's desire and never have to worry about cutting a check. The control is just a single DLL file with no depdendencies that has less than 200kB when compressed in a zip archive.
Plus, you will get a whole nest of bonuses that include inbuilt anti-flickering, better drag and drop reordering, improved column headers, inbuilt sorting, excellent image support (for sub-items, column headers, thumbnaisl, etc), and much more! (Check out the feature list)
Better ListView also includes a number of new features like collapsible groups, tree hierarchies for items, multi-line items, complex data binding, adjustable layouts, and label-editing controls!
There is absolutely no learning curve to Better ListView if you're already familiar with the .NET control! All classes and properties are very similar, so you can get going and get more productive right out of the box.
Better ListView always looks great because it uses the current native Windows theme and supports Aero. Your application will look polished and up-to-date with Better ListView.
See a quick overview of Better ListView.
See Better ListView screenshots.
You can get Better ListView with the following license types:
Single developer license ($345)
5-developer license ($995)
Site license ($1995)
Enterprise license (with source code) ($8995)
Review Written by Derek Lee
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