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TreeNodeBinding.Depth Property

Gets or sets the node depth at which the TreeNodeBinding object is applied.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[TypeConverterAttribute("System.Web.UI.Design.WebControls.TreeNodeBindingDepthConverter, System.Design, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")]
public int Depth { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The node depth at which the TreeNodeBinding object is applied. The default is -1, indicating that the Depth property is not set.

A node depth specifies the node level that gets bound. For example, the following TreeNodeBinding declaration binds the Name and ID fields of the data source to the Text and Value properties, respectively, of all nodes with a depth of 0:

<asp:TreeNodeBinding Depth="0" TextField="Name" ValueField="ID">

When creating a TreeNodeBinding object, you must specify the criteria for binding. The criteria indicates when a data item should be bound to a node. You can specify the Depth or DataMember property, or both properties. There is a slight performance gain by specifying both.

Once the binding criteria is established, you can then bind a property of a TreeNode object that can be bound to a value. You can bind to a field of a data item or to a static value. When bound to a static value, all TreeNode objects to which the TreeNodeBinding object is applied share the same value.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

This section contains two code examples. The first code example demonstrates how to use the Depth property to apply a TreeNodeBinding object at a specific node depth. The second code example provides sample XML data for the first code example.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Depth property to apply a TreeNodeBinding object at a specific node depth. For this example to work correctly, you must copy the sample XML data, provided after this code example, to a file named Book.xml.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>TreeViewBinding DataMember and Depth Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>TreeViewBinding DataMember and Depth Example</h3>

      <!-- Set the DataMember and Depth properties of a -->
      <!-- TreeNodeBinding object declaratively. You  -->
      <!-- can render items at the same node level    -->
      <!-- by setting each item's Depth property to   -->
      <!-- the same value.                -->
      <asp:TreeView id="BookTreeView" 
        DataSourceID="BookXmlDataSource"
        runat="server">

        <DataBindings>
          <asp:TreeNodeBinding DataMember="Book" Depth="0" TextField="Title"/>
          <asp:TreeNodeBinding DataMember="Chapter" Depth="1" TextField="Heading"/>
          <asp:TreeNodeBinding DataMember="Appendix" Depth="1" TextField="Heading"/>
        </DataBindings>

      </asp:TreeView>

      <asp:XmlDataSource id="BookXmlDataSource"  
        DataFile="Book.xml"
        runat="server">
      </asp:XmlDataSource>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

The following code example provides sample XML data for the preceding code example.

<Book Title="Book Title">
    <Chapter Heading="Chapter 1">
        <Section Heading="Section 1">
        </Section>
        <Section Heading="Section 2">
        </Section>
    </Chapter>
    <Chapter Heading="Chapter 2">
        <Section Heading="Section 1">
        </Section>
    </Chapter>
    <Appendix Heading="Appendix A">
    </Appendix>
</Book>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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