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TreeNode.Parent Property

Gets the parent node of the current node.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public TreeNode Parent { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.TreeNode
A TreeNode that represents the parent node of the current node.

The Parent property returns a TreeNode object that represents the parent node of the current node. It is commonly used to determine the parent node or to access the properties of the parent node.

NoteNote

A root node does not have a parent node.

To access the child nodes of the current node, use the ChildNodes property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Parent property to access the Text property of the current node's parent node.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

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

  void Selection_Changed(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {

    // Display the selected node and its parent node.
    Message.Text = "You selected " + LinksTreeView.SelectedNode.Text + ". ";

    if(LinksTreeView.SelectedNode.Parent.Depth != -1)
    {

      Message.Text += "Its parent node is " + LinksTreeView.SelectedNode.Parent.Text + ".";

    }
    else
    {

      Message.Text += "This is a root node and does not have a parent node.";

    }

  }

</script>

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

      <h3>TreeNode Parent Example</h3>

      <h5>Select a node from the TreeView control.</h5>

      <asp:TreeView id="LinksTreeView"
        Font-Names= "Arial"
        ForeColor="Blue"
        ExpandDepth="2"
        OnSelectedNodeChanged="Selection_Changed" 
        runat="server">

        <LevelStyles>

          <asp:TreeNodeStyle ChildNodesPadding="10" 
            Font-Bold="true" 
            Font-Size="12pt" 
            ForeColor="DarkGreen"/>
          <asp:TreeNodeStyle ChildNodesPadding="5" 
            Font-Bold="true" 
            Font-Size="10pt"/>
          <asp:TreeNodeStyle ChildNodesPadding="5" 
            Font-UnderLine="true" 
            Font-Size="10pt"/>
          <asp:TreeNodeStyle ChildNodesPadding="10" 
            Font-Size="8pt"/>

        </LevelStyles>

        <Nodes>

          <asp:TreeNode Text="Table of Contents">

            <asp:TreeNode Text="Chapter One">

              <asp:TreeNode Text="Section 1.0">

                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 1.0.1"/>
                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 1.0.2"/>
                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 1.0.3"/>

              </asp:TreeNode>

              <asp:TreeNode Text="Section 1.1">

                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 1.1.1"/>
                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 1.1.2"/>
                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 1.1.3"/>
                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 1.1.4"/>

              </asp:TreeNode>

            </asp:TreeNode>

            <asp:TreeNode Text="Chapter Two">

              <asp:TreeNode Text="Section 2.0">

                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 2.0.1"/>
                <asp:TreeNode Text="Topic 2.0.2"/>

              </asp:TreeNode>

            </asp:TreeNode>

          </asp:TreeNode>

          <asp:TreeNode Text="Appendix A" />
          <asp:TreeNode Text="Appendix B" />
          <asp:TreeNode Text="Appendix C" />

        </Nodes>

      </asp:TreeView>

      <br /><br />

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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