This help article will demonstrate a step by step tutorial how to customize the ControlDefault theme for RadListView.
Open VisualStyleBuilder: Start menu (Start >> Programs >> Telerik >> UI for WinForms [version] >> Tools).
Export the built-in themes in a specific folder by selecting File >> Export Built-in Themes.
Load a desired theme from the just exported files by selecting File >> Open Package
Select SimpleListViewgroupVisualItem in Controls Structure on the left side. Then, select IsHotTracking in the Element States section.
Modify the applied fill repository item.
The result is illustrated below. The new fill color is applied when hovering the item:
Save the theme by selecting File >> Save As.
Now, you can apply your custom theme to RadListView by using the demonstrated approach in the following link: Using custom themes
If you need to customize the elements in some of the other views, you can switch the view by right click on RadListView: