TreeView.BeforeLabelEdit Event


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Occurs before the tree node label text is edited.

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

public event NodeLabelEditEventHandler BeforeLabelEdit

For more information about how to handle events, see Handling and Raising Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the BeforeLabelEditAfterSelect and TopNode members. To run this example, paste the following code in a form that contains a TreeView control that is named TreeView1. Call the InitializeTreeView method in the form's constructor or Load method.

private void InitializeTreeView()

	// Construct the TreeView object.
	this.TreeView1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TreeView();

	// Set dock, location, size name, and tab order
	// values for the TreeView object.
	TreeView1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;
	TreeView1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
	TreeView1.Name = "TreeView1";
	TreeView1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(152, 266);
	TreeView1.TabIndex = 1;

	// Associate the event-handling methods with the
	// BeforeLabeEdit and the AfterSelect events.
	TreeView1.BeforeLabelEdit += 
		new NodeLabelEditEventHandler(TreeView1_BeforeLabelEdit);
	TreeView1.AfterSelect += 
		new TreeViewEventHandler(TreeView1_AfterSelect);

	// Set the LabelEdit property to true to allow the 
	// user to edit the TreeNode text.
	this.TreeView1.LabelEdit = true;

	// Declare and create objects needed to populate 
	// the TreeView.
	string[] files = new string[]{"bigPresentation.ppt", 
		"myFinances.xls", "myResume.doc"};; 
	string filePath = "c:\\myFiles";
	System.Collections.ArrayList nodes = 
		new System.Collections.ArrayList();

	// Create a node for each file, setting the Text property to the 
	// file's name and the Tag property to file's fully-qualified name.
	foreach ( string file in files )
		TreeNode node = new TreeNode(file);
		node.Tag = filePath+"\\"+file;

	TreeNode[] treeNodes = new TreeNode[nodes.Count];

	// Create a new node named topNode and add the ArrayList of 
	// nodes to topNode.
	TreeNode topNode = new TreeNode("myFiles",  treeNodes);
	topNode.Tag = filePath;

	// Add topNode to the TreeView.

	// Add the TreeView to the form.

private void TreeView1_BeforeLabelEdit(object sender, 
	NodeLabelEditEventArgs e)

	// Determine whether the user has selected the top node. If so,
	// change the CancelEdit property to true to cancel the edit.  
	if (e.Node == TreeView1.TopNode)

		e.CancelEdit = true;
		MessageBox.Show("You are not allowed to edit the top node");

// Handle the After_Select event.
private void TreeView1_AfterSelect(System.Object sender, 
	System.Windows.Forms.TreeViewEventArgs e)

	// Vary the response depending on which TreeViewAction
	// triggered the event. 
		case TreeViewAction.ByKeyboard:
			MessageBox.Show("You like the keyboard!");
		case TreeViewAction.ByMouse:
			MessageBox.Show("You like the mouse!");

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