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TreeNode.Text Property

Gets or sets the text displayed in the label of the tree node.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text displayed in the label of the tree node.

This property cannot be set by the user if the LabelEdit property of the parent TreeView is set to false. The alternative to setting this property explicitly is to create the tree node using one of the TreeNode constructors that has a string parameter that represents the Text property. The label is displayed next to the TreeNode image, if one is displayed.

The following code example creates a root tree node to assign child tree nodes to. A child tree node for each Customer object in an ArrayList is added to the root tree node as well as a child tree node for each Order object assigned to the Customer object. The Customer object is assigned to the Tag property, and the tree nodes representing Customer objects are displayed with Orange text. This example requires that you have a Customer and Order object defined, a TreeView control on a Form, and an ArrayList named customerArray containing Customer objects.

public class Customer
{
   public ArrayList CustomerOrders;
   public string CustomerName;
   public Customer(string myName)
   {
      CustomerName = myName;
      CustomerOrders = new ArrayList(); 
   }
}
public class Order
{
   public string OrderID;
   public Order(string myOrderID )
   {
      this.OrderID = myOrderID;
   }
}

public void AddRootNodes()
{
   // Add a root node to assign the customer nodes to.
   TreeNode rootNode = new TreeNode();
   rootNode.Text = "CustomerList";
   // Add a main root treenode.
   myTreeView.Nodes.Add(rootNode);

   // Add a root treenode for each 'Customer' object in the ArrayList. 
   foreach(Customer myCustomer in customerArray)
   {
      // Add a child treenode for each Order object. 
      int i = 0;
      TreeNode[] myTreeNodeArray = new TreeNode[5];
      foreach(Order myOrder in myCustomer.CustomerOrders)
      {
         myTreeNodeArray[i] = new TreeNode(myOrder.OrderID);
         i++;
      }
      TreeNode customerNode = new TreeNode(myCustomer.CustomerName,
        myTreeNodeArray);
		// Display the customer names with and Orange font.
		customerNode.ForeColor = Color.Orange;
		// Store the Customer object in the Tag property of the TreeNode.
		customerNode.Tag = myCustomer;
      myTreeView.Nodes[0].Nodes.Add(customerNode);
   }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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