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TreeView.ShowRootLines Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether lines are drawn between the tree nodes that are at the root of the tree view.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public bool ShowRootLines { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_ShowRootLines ()

/** @property */
public void set_ShowRootLines (boolean value)

public function get ShowRootLines () : boolean

public function set ShowRootLines (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if lines are drawn between the tree nodes that are at the root of the tree view; otherwise, false. The default is true.

If the ShowRootLines property is false, the plus-sign and minus-sign buttons will not appear next to the root tree nodes, and the ShowPlusMinus property will have no effect.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the BorderStyle enumeration and the BorderStyle, ShowLines, Scrollable, HideSelection and ShowRootLines properties. To run this example, paste the following code in a form and call the InitializeTreeView method in the form's constructor or Load method.


// Declare the TreeView control.
internal System.Windows.Forms.TreeView TreeView1;

// Initialize the TreeView to blend with the form, giving it the 
// same color as the form and no border.
private void InitializeTreeView()
{

    // Create a new TreeView control and set the location and size.
    this.TreeView1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TreeView();
    this.TreeView1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(72, 48);
    this.TreeView1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(200, 200);

    // Set the BorderStyle property to none, the BackColor property to  
    // the form's backcolor, and the Scrollable property to false.  
    // This allows the TreeView to blend in form.

    this.TreeView1.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.None;
    this.TreeView1.BackColor = this.BackColor;
    this.TreeView1.Scrollable = false;

    // Set the HideSelection property to false to keep the 
    // selection highlighted when the user leaves the control. 
    // This helps it blend with form.
    this.TreeView1.HideSelection = false;

    // Set the ShowRootLines and ShowLines properties to false to 
    // give the TreeView a list-like appearance.
    this.TreeView1.ShowRootLines = false;
    this.TreeView1.ShowLines = false;

    // Add the nodes.
    this.TreeView1.Nodes.AddRange(new TreeNode[]
        {new TreeNode("Features", 
            new TreeNode[]{
            new TreeNode("Full Color"), 
            new TreeNode("Project Wizards"), 
            new TreeNode("Visual C# and Visual Basic Support")}), 
            new TreeNode("System Requirements", 
            new TreeNode[]{
                new TreeNode("Pentium 133 MHz or faster processor "),
                new TreeNode("Windows 98 or later"), 
                new TreeNode("100 MB Disk space")})
        });

    // Set the tab index and add the TreeView to the form.
    this.TreeView1.TabIndex = 0;
    this.Controls.Add(this.TreeView1);
}

// Declare the TreeView control.
System.Windows.Forms.TreeView treeView1;

// Initialize the TreeView to blend with the form, giving it the 
// same color as the form and no border.
private void InitializeTreeView()
{
    // Create a new TreeView control and set the location and size.
    this.treeView1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TreeView();
    this.treeView1.set_Location(new System.Drawing.Point(72, 48));
    this.treeView1.set_Size(new System.Drawing.Size(200, 200));
    // Set the BorderStyle property to none, the BackColor property to
    // the form's backcolor, and the Scrollable property to false.  
    // This allows the TreeView to blend in form.
    this.treeView1.set_BorderStyle(BorderStyle.None);
    this.treeView1.set_BackColor(this.get_BackColor());
    this.treeView1.set_Scrollable(false);
    // Set the HideSelection property to false to keep the 
    // selection highlighted when the user leaves the control. 
    // This helps it blend with form.
    this.treeView1.set_HideSelection(false);
    // Set the ShowRootLines and ShowLines properties to false to 
    // give the TreeView a list-like appearance.
    this.treeView1.set_ShowRootLines(false);
    this.treeView1.set_ShowLines(false);
    // Add the nodes.
    this.treeView1.get_Nodes().AddRange(
        new TreeNode[] {new TreeNode("Features",
        new TreeNode[] { new TreeNode("Full Color"),
        new TreeNode("Project Wizards"),
        new TreeNode("Visual C# and Visual Basic Support") }),
        new TreeNode("System Requirements",
        new TreeNode[] {
        new TreeNode("Pentium 133 MHz or faster processor "),
        new TreeNode("Windows 98 or later"),
        new TreeNode("100 MB Disk space") }) });
    // Set the tab index and add the TreeView to the form.
    this.treeView1.set_TabIndex(0);
    this.get_Controls().Add(this.treeView1);
} //InitializeTreeView

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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