UWP - ListView alternate item style

MainPage.xaml

<Page
    x:Class="UniversalAppTutorials.MainPage"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:local="using:UniversalAppTutorials"
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
    mc:Ignorable="d">
    <StackPanel 
        x:Name="stack_panel1" 
        Margin="50" 
        Orientation="Vertical"
        Background="AliceBlue"
        Padding="50"
        >
        <ListView
            x:Name="ListView1"
            SelectionChanged="ListView1_SelectionChanged"
            Loaded="ListView1_Loaded"
            >
            <ListViewItem>Red</ListViewItem>
            <ListViewItem>Green</ListViewItem>
            <ListViewItem>Blue</ListViewItem>
            <ListViewItem>Black</ListViewItem>
            <ListViewItem>Yellow</ListViewItem>
            <ListViewItem>Orange</ListViewItem>
            <ListViewItem>Olive</ListViewItem>
            <ListViewItem>Crimson</ListViewItem>
        </ListView>
    </StackPanel>
</Page>
MainPage.xaml.cs

using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls;
using Windows.UI.Popups;
using Windows.UI.Xaml;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media;
using Windows.UI;


namespace UniversalAppTutorials
{
    public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
    {
        public MainPage()
        {
            this.InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void ListView1_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
            // Get the instance of list view
            ListView listView = sender as ListView;

            // Get the ListView items collection
            ItemCollection ic = listView.Items;

            // Initialize a item counter
            int counter = 1;

            // Iterate through the list view items
            foreach (ListViewItem item in ic) {
                if (counter % 2 == 0)
                {
                    // Change the item style
                    // Item background color
                    item.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Orange);
                    // Item text color
                    item.Foreground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.DarkRed);
                }
                else {
                    // Change the alternate item style
                    // Alternate item background color
                    item.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.OrangeRed);
                    // Alternate item text color
                    item.Foreground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Snow);
                }

                // Incremenet the counter by one
                counter++;
            }
        }

        private void ListView1_SelectionChanged(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
        {
            // Get the instance of ListView
            ListView listView = sender as ListView;

            // Get the ListView selected item instance
            ListViewItem item = (ListViewItem)listView.SelectedItem;

            // Get the list view selected item text
            string selectedText = (string) item.Content;

            // Initialize a new message dialog
            MessageDialog dialog = new MessageDialog("Selected : " + selectedText);

            // Finally, display the selected item text on dialog
            dialog.ShowAsync();
        }
    }
}