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TreeNode.Value Property

Gets or sets a non-displayed value used to store any additional data about the node, such as data used for handling postback events.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public string Value { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
Supplemental data about the node that is not displayed. The default value is an empty string ("").

The Value property is used to supplement the Text property by storing any additional data associated with the node. This value is not displayed in the control and is commonly used to store data for handling postback events.

NoteNote

If the Value property contains null, the get accessor returns the value of the Text property. If the Text property, in turn, contains null, Empty is returned.

NoteNote

Nodes at the same level must each have a unique value for the Value property; the TreeView control cannot distinguish between different nodes at the same level that have the same value. In this scenario, if the user clicks a node that has a duplicate value, the node that appears first in the TreeView control is selected.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Value property to store the key field.



<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void PopulateNode(Object sender, TreeNodeEventArgs e)
  {

    // Call the appropriate method to populate a node at a particular level.
    switch(e.Node.Depth)
    {
      case 0:
        // Populate the first-level nodes.
        PopulateCategories(e.Node);
        break;
      case 1:
        // Populate the second-level nodes.
        PopulateProducts(e.Node);
        break;
      default:
        // Do nothing.
        break;
    }

  }

  void PopulateCategories(TreeNode node)
  {

    // Query for the product categories. These are the values
    // for the second-level nodes.
    DataSet ResultSet = RunQuery("Select CategoryID, CategoryName From Categories");

    // Create the second-level nodes.
    if(ResultSet.Tables.Count > 0)
    {

      // Iterate through and create a new node for each row in the query results.
      // Notice that the query results are stored in the table of the DataSet.
      foreach (DataRow row in ResultSet.Tables[0].Rows)
      {

        // Create the new node. Notice that the CategoryId is stored in the Value property 
        // of the node. This will make querying for items in a specific category easier when
        // the third-level nodes are created. 
        TreeNode newNode = new TreeNode();
        newNode.Text = row["CategoryName"].ToString(); 
        newNode.Value = row["CategoryID"].ToString();        

        // Set the PopulateOnDemand property to true so that the child nodes can be 
        // dynamically populated.
        newNode.PopulateOnDemand = true;

        // Set additional properties for the node.
        newNode.SelectAction = TreeNodeSelectAction.Expand;

        // Add the new node to the ChildNodes collection of the parent node.
        node.ChildNodes.Add(newNode);

      }

    }

  }

  void PopulateProducts(TreeNode node)
  {

    // Query for the products of the current category. These are the values
    // for the third-level nodes.
    DataSet ResultSet = RunQuery("Select ProductName From Products Where CategoryID=" + node.Value);

    // Create the third-level nodes.
    if(ResultSet.Tables.Count > 0)
    {

      // Iterate through and create a new node for each row in the query results.
      // Notice that the query results are stored in the table of the DataSet.
      foreach (DataRow row in ResultSet.Tables[0].Rows)
      {

        // Create the new node.
        TreeNode NewNode = new TreeNode(row["ProductName"].ToString());

        // Set the PopulateOnDemand property to false, because these are leaf nodes and
        // do not need to be populated.
        NewNode.PopulateOnDemand = false;

        // Set additional properties for the node.
        NewNode.SelectAction = TreeNodeSelectAction.None;

        // Add the new node to the ChildNodes collection of the parent node.
        node.ChildNodes.Add(NewNode);

      }

    }

  }

  DataSet RunQuery(String QueryString)
  {

    // Declare the connection string. This example uses Microsoft SQL Server 
    // and connects to the Northwind sample database.
    String ConnectionString = "server=localhost;database=NorthWind;Integrated Security=SSPI"; 

    SqlConnection DBConnection = new SqlConnection(ConnectionString);
    SqlDataAdapter DBAdapter;
    DataSet ResultsDataSet = new DataSet();

    try
    {

      // Run the query and create a DataSet.
      DBAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(QueryString, DBConnection);
      DBAdapter.Fill(ResultsDataSet);

      // Close the database connection.
      DBConnection.Close();

    }
    catch(Exception ex)
    {

      // Close the database connection if it is still open.
      if(DBConnection.State == ConnectionState.Open)
      {
        DBConnection.Close();
      }

      Message.Text = "Unable to connect to the database.";

    }

    return ResultsDataSet;

  }

</script>

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

      <h3>TreeView PopulateNodesFromClient Example</h3>

      <asp:TreeView id="LinksTreeView"
        Font-Names= "Arial"
        ForeColor="Blue"
        EnableClientScript="true"
        PopulateNodesFromClient="true"  
        OnTreeNodePopulate="PopulateNode"
        runat="server">

        <Nodes>

          <asp:TreeNode Text="Inventory" 
            SelectAction="Expand"  
            PopulateOnDemand="true"/>

        </Nodes>

      </asp:TreeView>

      <br /><br />

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

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



.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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