How to: Custom Paint ListBoxControl's Items

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The following sample code handles the BaseListBoxControl.DrawItem event to custom paint odd and even list box items. The event handler also custom paints the currently selected item.

using DevExpress.XtraEditors;

private void listBoxControl1_DrawItem(object sender, DevExpress.XtraEditors.ListBoxDrawItemEventArgs e) {
    Brush evenItemBackBrush = Brushes.WhiteSmoke;
    Brush oddItemBackBrush = Brushes.LightBlue;
    Brush selectedItemBackBrush = Brushes.SteelBlue;
    string itemText = (sender as ListBoxControl).GetItemText(e.Index);
    if ((e.State & DrawItemState.Selected) != 0) {
        e.Cache.FillRectangle(selectedItemBackBrush, e.Bounds);
        using (Font f = new Font(e.Appearance.Font.Name, e.Appearance.Font.Size, FontStyle.Bold)) {
            e.Cache.DrawString(itemText, f, Brushes.White, e.Bounds, e.Appearance.GetStringFormat());
        }
        e.Handled = true;
        return;
    }
    if (e.Index % 2 == 0) {
        e.Cache.FillRectangle(evenItemBackBrush, e.Bounds);
    }
    else {
        e.Cache.FillRectangle(oddItemBackBrush, e.Bounds);
    }
    e.Cache.DrawString(itemText, e.Appearance.Font, Brushes.Black, e.Bounds, e.Appearance.GetStringFormat());
    e.Handled = true;
}