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TreeView::BeginUpdate Method

Disables any redrawing of the tree view.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public:
void BeginUpdate()

To maintain performance while items are added one at a time to the TreeView, call the BeginUpdate method. The BeginUpdate method prevents the control from painting until the EndUpdate method is called.

The preferred way to add items to a tree view control is to use the AddRange method to add an array of tree node items to a tree view. However, if you want to add items one at a time, use the BeginUpdate method to prevent the TreeView control from painting during the add operations. To allow the control to resume painting, call the EndUpdate method when all the tree nodes have been added to the tree view.

The following code example displays customer information in a TreeView control. The root tree nodes display customer names, and the child tree nodes display the order numbers assigned to each customer. In this example, 1,000 customers are displayed with 15 orders each. The repainting of the TreeView is suppressed by using the BeginUpdate and EndUpdate methods, and a wait Cursor is displayed while the TreeView creates and paints the TreeNode objects. This example requires that you have a Customer object that can hold a collection of Order objects. It also requires that you have a cursor file that is named MyWait.cur in the application directory and that you have created an instance of a TreeView control on a Form.

// The basic Customer class. 
ref class Customer: public System::Object
{
private:
   String^ custName;

protected:
   ArrayList^ custOrders;

public:
   Customer( String^ customername )
   {
      custName = "";
      custOrders = gcnew ArrayList;
      this->custName = customername;
   }


   property String^ CustomerName 
   {
      String^ get()
      {
         return this->custName;
      }

      void set( String^ value )
      {
         this->custName = value;
      }

   }

   property ArrayList^ CustomerOrders 
   {
      ArrayList^ get()
      {
         return this->custOrders;
      }

   }

};


// End Customer class 
// The basic customer Order class. 
ref class Order: public System::Object
{
private:
   String^ ordID;

public:
   Order( String^ orderid )
   {
      ordID = "";
      this->ordID = orderid;
   }


   property String^ OrderID 
   {
      String^ get()
      {
         return this->ordID;
      }

      void set( String^ value )
      {
         this->ordID = value;
      }

   }

};
// End Order class 



void FillMyTreeView()
{
   // Add customers to the ArrayList of Customer objects. 
   for ( int x = 0; x < 1000; x++ )
   {
      customerArray->Add( gcnew Customer( "Customer " + x ) );
   }

   // Add orders to each Customer object in the ArrayList.
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = customerArray->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Customer^ customer1 = safe_cast<Customer^>(myEnum->Current);
      for ( int y = 0; y < 15; y++ )
      {
         customer1->CustomerOrders->Add( gcnew Order( "Order " + y ) );
      }
   }

   // Display a wait cursor while the TreeNodes are being created.
   ::Cursor::Current = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Cursor( "MyWait.cur" );

   // Suppress repainting the TreeView until all the objects have been created.
   treeView1->BeginUpdate();

   // Clear the TreeView each time the method is called.
   treeView1->Nodes->Clear();

   // Add a root TreeNode for each Customer object in the ArrayList.
   myEnum = customerArray->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Customer^ customer2 = safe_cast<Customer^>(myEnum->Current);
      treeView1->Nodes->Add( gcnew TreeNode( customer2->CustomerName ) );

      // Add a child treenode for each Order object in the current Customer object.
      IEnumerator^ myEnum = customer2->CustomerOrders->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         Order^ order1 = safe_cast<Order^>(myEnum->Current);
         treeView1->Nodes[ customerArray->IndexOf( customer2 ) ]->Nodes->Add( gcnew TreeNode( customer2->CustomerName + "." + order1->OrderID ) );
      }
   }

   // Reset the cursor to the default for all controls.
   ::Cursor::Current = Cursors::Default;

   // Begin repainting the TreeView.
   treeView1->EndUpdate();
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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