I’m starting to realize that ListBox might be able to do much more than the basic examples offered in the docs…

For example, I like alternating row colours. I also like a horizontal line between row items but the stock listbox properties don’t have alternating row colours and the line are too ‘severe’ …

I like it ‘softer’ like this example.

I don’t know how to make images show up in this forum… this is the link

This is how I made it:

Add event CellBackgroundPaint to your list box and then some code similar to this:

' ensure there are list items
If Me.ListCount > 0 Then 

	If IsDarkMode = False Then ' dark mode can make your color choices look bad so use different ones when dark mode is on.

		' change the background color of alternate rows to light cyan when dark mode is off
		If row Mod 2 = 0 Then
			g.ForeColor = &cC0EDF4
			g.FillRect(0, 0, g.Width, g.Height)
		End If

		' draw subtle light gray horizontal lines between the rows (much softer than the default listbox property)
		g.ForeColor = &c808080 'e0e0eb
		g.DrawLine(g.Height - 18 , 0, g.Width, 0)


		' draw dark grey horizontal lines between the rows when dark mode is on 
		g.ForeColor = &c1f1f2e
		g.DrawLine(g.Height - 18 , 0, g.Width, 0)

	End If 

End If 

Edit (Paul): Fixed image URL.

Very nice! This page also covers a lot of the things you can do with ListBox:

If you want to link an image from dropbox just take the download link:

and change the end part to


then surround it in the [img] tags by clicking the little button at the top right of the post.