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TreeNode.ValuePath Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the path from the root node to the current node.

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

public string ValuePath { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_ValuePath ()

public function get ValuePath () : String

Property Value

A delimiter-separated list of node values that form a path from the root node to the current node.

The ValuePath property contains a delimiter-separated list of node values that form a path from the root node to the current node. Use the PathSeparator property to specify the delimiter character used to separate the node values. This value is commonly used when parsing the list for the individual values, or to pass as an argument to the FindNode method of the TreeView class.

Depending on the value displayed in the TreeView control, the delimiter character might need to be changed to prevent any conflicts. For example, if you set the delimiter character to a comma, the displayed value should not contain any commas; otherwise, you cannot accurately parse the ValuePath property.


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 following code example demonstrates how to parse the ValuePath property.

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

<script runat="server">

  void Index_Changed(Object sender, EventArgs e)

    // Set the PathSeparator character based on the user's selection.
    // Notice that the value must be converted to a Char data type.
    BookTreeView.PathSeparator = Convert.ToChar(List.SelectedItem.Text);

    // Display the ValuePath values for the second-level nodes.
    Message.Text = "The ValuePath values for the second-level nodes are:<br>";
    foreach(TreeNode node in BookTreeView.Nodes[0].ChildNodes)

      // Create the delimiter array with the PathSeparator value for the Split method.
      Char[] DelimiterArray = new Char[1];
      DelimiterArray[0] = BookTreeView.PathSeparator;

      // Parse the ValuePath value using the delimiter array.
      String[] NodeValues = node.ValuePath.Split(DelimiterArray);

      // Display the node values.
      for(int i=0; i<NodeValues.Length; i++)
        if(i != NodeValues.Length - 1)
          // Append the delimiter character.
          Message.Text += NodeValues[i] + BookTreeView.PathSeparator.ToString();
          // Do not append the delimiter character.
          Message.Text += NodeValues[i];


      // Append a line break for the next node.
      Message.Text += "<br>";





    <form runat="server">
      <h3>TreeView PathSeparator Example</h3>
      <asp:TreeView id="BookTreeView"
          <asp:TreeNode Value="Chapter 1" 
            Text="Chapter 1">
            <asp:TreeNode Value="Section 1"
              Text="Section 1">
              <asp:TreeNode Value="Paragraph 1" 
                Text="Paragraph 1">
            <asp:TreeNode Value="Section 2" 
              Text="Section 2">
      <asp:Label id="Message" runat="server"/>
      Select a path separator value:<br>
      <asp:DropDownList ID="List"
        <asp:ListItem Selected="true">/</asp:ListItem>


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0