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TreeView Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the TreeView class.

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

public TreeView()

Use the TreeView constructor to create and initialize a new instance of the TreeView class. To add a TreeView control to a page dynamically, create a new TreeView object, set its properties, and then add it to the Control.Controls collection of a container control, such as the PlaceHolder control.

This section contains two code examples. The first code example demonstrates how to use the TreeView constructor to add a TreeView control to a page dynamically. The second code example provides sample XML data for the first code example.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the TreeView constructor to add a TreeView control to a page dynamically. 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">
<script runat="server">

  void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {

    // Create a new TreeView control.
    TreeView NewTree = new TreeView();

    // Set the properties of the TreeView control.
    NewTree.ID = "BookTreeView";
    NewTree.DataSourceID = "BookXmlDataSource";

    // Create the tree node binding relationship.

    // Create the root node binding.
    TreeNodeBinding RootBinding = new TreeNodeBinding();
    RootBinding.DataMember = "Book";
    RootBinding.TextField = "Title";

    // Create the parent node binding.
    TreeNodeBinding ParentBinding = new TreeNodeBinding();
    ParentBinding.DataMember = "Chapter";
    ParentBinding.TextField = "Heading";

    // Create the leaf node binding.
    TreeNodeBinding LeafBinding = new TreeNodeBinding();
    LeafBinding.DataMember = "Section";
    LeafBinding.TextField = "Heading";

    // Add bindings to the DataBindings collection.
    NewTree.DataBindings.Add(RootBinding);
    NewTree.DataBindings.Add(ParentBinding); 
    NewTree.DataBindings.Add(LeafBinding);

    // Manually register the event handler for the SelectedNodeChanged event.
    NewTree.SelectedNodeChanged += new EventHandler(this.Node_Change);

    // Add the TreeView control to the Controls collection of the PlaceHolder control.
    ControlPlaceHolder.Controls.Add(NewTree);

  }

  void Node_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {

    // Retrieve the TreeView control from the Controls collection of the PlaceHolder control.
    TreeView LocalTree = (TreeView)ControlPlaceHolder.FindControl("BookTreeView");

    // Display the selected node.
    Message.Text = "You selected: " + LocalTree.SelectedNode.Text;

  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>TreeView Constructor Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>TreeView Constructor Example</h3>

      <asp:PlaceHolder id="ControlPlaceHolder" runat="server">
      </asp:PlaceHolder>

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

      <br /><br />

      <asp:Label id="Message" runat="server"/>

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



The following code example provides sample XML data for the preceding 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>
</Book>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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