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TreeView.ImageList Property

Updated: August 2008

Gets or sets the ImageList that contains the Image objects used by the tree nodes.

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

public ImageList ImageList { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ImageList
The ImageList that contains the Image objects used by the tree nodes. The default value is null.

If the ImageList property value is anything other than null, all the tree nodes display the first Image stored in the ImageList. You can specify which images from the list are displayed for selected and unselected nodes by setting the ImageIndex and SelectedImageIndex properties. Individual TreeNode objects can specify which image is displayed by setting their ImageIndex and SelectedImageIndex properties. These individual settings will override the settings in the corresponding TreeView properties.

NoteNote:

In the .NET Framework version 1.1, there is an issue that prevents images from appearing on TreeView nodes when your application calls Application.EnableVisualStyles. To work around this issue, call Application.DoEvents in your Main method immediately after you call EnableVisualStyles. This issue is fixed in the .NET Framework 2.0.

The following code example creates and assigns an ImageList to a TreeView control and fills the TreeView control with TreeNode objects. The tree nodes are assigned images from the ImageList that are displayed when in a selected or unselected state. This example requires that you have a Form containing a TreeView, and an ArrayList containing Customer objects that each contain Order objects.

public class Customer
{
   public ArrayList CustomerOrders;
   public string CustomerName;
   public Customer(string myName)
   {
      CustomerName = myName;
      CustomerOrders = new ArrayList(); 
   }
}
public class Order
{
   public string OrderID;
   public Order(string myOrderID )
   {
      this.OrderID = myOrderID;
   }
}

private void FillTreeView()
{
	// Load the images in an ImageList.
	ImageList myImageList = new ImageList();
	myImageList.Images.Add(Image.FromFile("Default.gif"));
	myImageList.Images.Add(Image.FromFile("SelectedDefault.gif"));
	myImageList.Images.Add(Image.FromFile("Root.gif"));
	myImageList.Images.Add(Image.FromFile("UnselectedCustomer.gif"));
	myImageList.Images.Add(Image.FromFile("SelectedCustomer.gif"));
	myImageList.Images.Add(Image.FromFile("UnselectedOrder.gif"));
	myImageList.Images.Add(Image.FromFile("SelectedOrder.gif"));
	
	// Assign the ImageList to the TreeView.
	myTreeView.ImageList = myImageList;
	
	// Set the TreeView control's default image and selected image indexes.
	myTreeView.ImageIndex = 0;
	myTreeView.SelectedImageIndex = 1;

	/* Set the index of image from the 
	ImageList for selected and unselected tree nodes.*/ 
	this.rootImageIndex = 2;
	this.selectedCustomerImageIndex = 3;
	this.unselectedCustomerImageIndex = 4;
	this.selectedOrderImageIndex = 5;
	this.unselectedOrderImageIndex = 6;
	
	// Create the root tree node.
	TreeNode rootNode = new TreeNode("CustomerList");
	rootNode.ImageIndex = rootImageIndex;
	rootNode.SelectedImageIndex = rootImageIndex;

	// Add a main root tree node.
	myTreeView.Nodes.Add(rootNode);

	// Add a root tree node for each Customer object in the ArrayList. 
	foreach(Customer myCustomer in customerArray)
	{
		// Add a child tree node for each Order object. 
		int countIndex=0;
		TreeNode[] myTreeNodeArray = new TreeNode[myCustomer.CustomerOrders.Count];
		foreach(Order myOrder in myCustomer.CustomerOrders)
		{
			// Add the Order tree node to the array.
			myTreeNodeArray[countIndex] = new TreeNode(myOrder.OrderID,
			  unselectedOrderImageIndex, selectedOrderImageIndex);
			countIndex++;
		}
		// Add the Customer tree node.
		TreeNode customerNode = new TreeNode(myCustomer.CustomerName,
			unselectedCustomerImageIndex, selectedCustomerImageIndex, myTreeNodeArray);
		myTreeView.Nodes[0].Nodes.Add(customerNode);
	}
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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August 2008

Added text to Remarks section about how to specify images for tree nodes.

Information enhancement.

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