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SPNavigationNode constructor (String, String, Boolean)

SPNavigationNode constructor (String, String, Boolean)

Creates a new instance of the SPNavigationNode class and specifies the display name, locations, and specifies whether the new node is internal or external.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Navigation
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

public SPNavigationNode(
	string title,
	string url,
	bool isExternal


Type: System.String

Display name for the node. The string value can be a resource expression such as "$Resources:core,announceList", where "core" is the name of a resource file (.resx) and "announceList" is the name of a resource.

Type: System.String

URL of the node.

Type: System.Boolean

true if the URL passed as the second argument points to an external location; otherwise false.

If the value of the isExternal parameter is false, the constructor attempts to create an internal node; if the constructor fails, it throws an exception.

The new SPNavigationNode object is not completely initialized until it has been added to a collection. For more information, see the SPNavigationNodeCollection class.

The following example is a console application that creates a Quick Launch heading for a list of links and adds a link to an external Web page as an item below the heading.

When the application creates the SPNavigationNode object for the heading, it calls the first (two-parameter) constructor because the target for the node is internal, a list on the current Web site. When it creates the link below the heading, the application calls the second (three-parameter) constructor because the target for the new node is a page on an external Web site.

using System;
using System.Linq;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Navigation;

namespace ConsoleApp
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://localhost"))
                using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb("test"))
                    // Get the Links list or create it if it does not exist.
                    SPList list = web.Lists.TryGetList("Links");

                    if (list == null || list.BaseTemplate != SPListTemplateType.Links)
                         Console.WriteLine("Creating links list.");
                        // Create the list.
                        Guid listId = web.Lists.Add("Links", 
                            "A list of interesting Web pages.", 
                        list = web.Lists.GetList(listId, false);

                    // Create a link field value.
                    SPFieldUrlValue msdnValue = new SPFieldUrlValue();
                    msdnValue.Description = "SharePoint Developer Center";
                    msdnValue.Url = " http://msdn.microsoft.com/sharepoint";

                    // Check if the list already has this link.
                    SPListItem msdnItem = null;
                    foreach (SPListItem item in list.Items)
                        Object rawValue = item[SPBuiltInFieldId.URL];
                        SPFieldUrlValue typedValue = new SPFieldUrlValue(rawValue.ToString());
                        if (typedValue.Url == msdnValue.Url)
                            msdnItem = item;

                    // If it does not...
                    if (msdnItem == null)
                        Console.WriteLine("Adding a new link to the list."); 
                        // Create a new list item and set the URL field value.
                        msdnItem = list.Items.Add();
                        msdnItem[SPBuiltInFieldId.URL] = msdnValue;

                    // Get the QuickLaunch heading node for the links list.
                    SPNavigationNode linksNode = web
                        .FirstOrDefault(n => n.Title == list.Title);

                    // Create the heading if it does not exist.
                    if (linksNode == null)
                        Console.WriteLine("Creating a Quick Launch heading.");

                        // Create the node.
                        linksNode = new SPNavigationNode(list.Title, list.DefaultViewUrl);
                        // Add the node as a new QuickLaunch heading.
                        linksNode = web.Navigation.QuickLaunch.AddAsLast(linksNode);

                    Console.WriteLine("Adding a navigation node below the Quick Launch heading.");

                    // Create an external navigation node.
                    SPNavigationNode msdnNode = new SPNavigationNode(msdnValue.Description, msdnValue.Url, true);

                    // Add the MSDN node to QuickLaunch below the Links heading.
                    msdnNode = linksNode.Children.AddAsFirst(msdnNode);
            Console.Write("\nPress ENTER to continue....");
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