TreeView.SelectedValuePath Property

Gets or sets the path that is used to get the SelectedValue of the SelectedItem in a TreeView. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public function get SelectedValuePath () : String 
public function set SelectedValuePath (value : String)
<object SelectedValuePath="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the path that is used to get the SelectedValue. The default value is String.Empty.

Identifier field

SelectedValuePathProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

The SelectedValuePath property specifies the path to the property that is used to determine the value of the SelectedValue property. For example, assume that a TreeView is bound to a collection of objects of type Employee, which has two properties called EmployeeName and EnployeeNumber. You can use a HierarchicalDataTemplate to display the value of EmployeeName in the TreeView and set SelectedValuePath to "EmployeeNumber" to have SelectedValue return the value of EmployeeNumber.

The following example shows a TreeView that uses a HierarchicalDataTemplate to display the EmployeeName and EmployeeWorkDay properties of an Employee and sets the SelectedValue property to the EmployeeNumber. When you select an EmployeeName in the TreeView, the SelectedValue is set to the EmployeeNumber. For the complete sample, see TreeView That Specifies SelectedValuePath Sample.

<TreeView ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource myEmployeeData}, 
    XPath=EmployeeInfo}" 
    Name="myTreeView" 
    SelectedValuePath="EmployeeNumber" 
    />

<TextBlock Margin="10">SelectedValuePath: </TextBlock>
<TextBlock Margin="10,0,0,0" 
           Text="{Binding ElementName=myTreeView, 
                          Path=SelectedValuePath}"
           Foreground="Blue"/>

<TextBlock Margin="10">SelectedValue: </TextBlock>
<TextBlock Margin="10,0,0,0" 
           Text="{Binding ElementName=myTreeView, 
                          Path=SelectedValue}"
           Foreground="Blue"/>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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