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TreeViewItem.ExpandSubtree Method ()

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Expands the TreeViewItem control and all its child TreeViewItem elements.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public void ExpandSubtree()

The following examples show how to find the selected TreeViewItem and expand it and all of it child items. The following XAML creates a TreeView and populates it with some data.

<StackPanel>
  <StackPanel.Resources>
    <XmlDataProvider x:Key="myCompany" XPath="Company/Employee">
      <x:XData>
        <Company xmlns="">
          <Employee Name="Don Hall">
            <Employee Name="Alice Ciccu">
              <Employee Name="David Pelton">
                <Employee Name="Vivian Atlas"/>
              </Employee>
              <Employee Name="Jeff Price">
                <Employee Name="Kari Hensien"/>
              </Employee>
              <Employee Name="Andy Jacobs"/>
            </Employee>
            <Employee Name="Bill Malone">
              <Employee Name="Maurice Taylor">
                <Employee Name="Sunil Uppal">
                  <Employee Name="Qiang Wang"/>
                </Employee>
              </Employee>
            </Employee>
          </Employee>
        </Company>
      </x:XData>
    </XmlDataProvider>

    <!-- Bind the HierarchicalDataTemplate.ItemsSource property to the employees under
         each Employee element. -->
    <HierarchicalDataTemplate x:Key="EmployeeTemplate" 
                              ItemsSource="{Binding XPath=Employee}">
      <TextBlock Text="{Binding XPath=@Name}"/>
    </HierarchicalDataTemplate>

  </StackPanel.Resources>
  <TreeView Name="treeView1"
            ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource myCompany}}" 
            ItemTemplate="{StaticResource EmployeeTemplate}"/>
  <Button Name="expandSelect" 
            Margin="5,0,0,0"
            Content="Expand _Selected Item"
            Click="expandSelected_Click"/>

</StackPanel>

The following code traverses the TreeView to find the selected TreeViewItem and then calls ExpandSubtree to display all child items of the selected TreeViewItem.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The GetTreeViewItem method only works for TreeViewItem controls that are not virtualized. To learn how to find a TreeViewItem that may be virtualized, see How to: Find a TreeViewItem in a TreeView.

private void expandSelected_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    if (treeView1.SelectedItem == null)
    {
        return;
    }

    TreeViewItem tvi = GetTreeViewItem(treeView1, treeView1.SelectedItem);

    if (tvi != null)
    {
        tvi.ExpandSubtree();
    }
}

// Traverse the TreeView to find the TreeViewItem 
// that corresponds to the selected item.
private TreeViewItem GetTreeViewItem(ItemsControl parent, object item)
{
    // Check whether the selected item is a direct child of 
    // the parent ItemsControl.
    TreeViewItem tvi =
        parent.ItemContainerGenerator.ContainerFromItem(item) as TreeViewItem;

    if (tvi == null)
    {
        // The selected item is not a child of parent, so check
        // the child items of parent.
        foreach (object child in parent.Items)
        {
            TreeViewItem childItem = 
                parent.ItemContainerGenerator.ContainerFromItem(child) as TreeViewItem;

            if (childItem != null)
            {
                // Check the next level for the appropriate item.
                tvi = GetTreeViewItem(childItem, item);
            }
        }
    }
    return tvi;
}

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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