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FullRowSelect Property

TreeView::FullRowSelect Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the selection highlight spans the width of the tree view control.

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

property bool FullRowSelect {
	bool get ();
	void set (bool value);

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the selection highlight spans the width of the tree view control; otherwise, false. The default is false.

When FullRowSelect is true, a selection highlight spans the entire width of the tree view, display instead of the width of just the tree node label. The FullRowSelect property is ignored if ShowLines is set to true.

The following code example illustrates a customized TreeView. By inheriting the TreeView class, this custom version has all the functionality of a typical TreeView. Changing various property values in the constructor provides a unique appearance. Because the ShowPlusMinus property is set to false, the customized control also overrides the OnAfterSelect method so nodes can be expanded and collapsed when they are clicked.

A control that is customized in this way can be used throughout an organization, making it easy to provide a consistent interface without requiring the control properties to be specified in each individual project.

public ref class CustomizedTreeView: public TreeView

      // Customize the TreeView control by setting various properties.
      BackColor = System::Drawing::Color::CadetBlue;
      FullRowSelect = true;
      HotTracking = true;
      Indent = 34;
      ShowPlusMinus = false;

      // The ShowLines property must be false for the FullRowSelect 
      // property to work.
      ShowLines = false;

   virtual void OnAfterSelect( TreeViewEventArgs^ e ) override
      // Confirm that the user initiated the selection. 
      // This prevents the first node from expanding when it is 
      // automatically selected during the initialization of 
      // the TreeView control. 
      if ( e->Action != TreeViewAction::Unknown )
         if ( e->Node->IsExpanded )

      // Remove the selection. This allows the same node to be 
      // clicked twice in succession to toggle the expansion state.
      SelectedNode = nullptr;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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