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TreeListNode Class

Represents a node of the Tree List control.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraTreeList.Nodes
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraTreeList.v19.1.dll

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Tree List nodes are organized in a hierarchical structure using parent-child relationships. Every node can have child nodes stored in the Nodes collection.

The TreeList.Nodes property maintains a collection of root nodes. These nodes are located at the zero level of the hierarchy (their Level property returns 0). They do not have parents and thus their ParentNode property returns null (Nothing in Visual Basic). The children of root nodes reside at a level of 1, their children reside at a level of 2 and so on.

Tree List nodes can be expanded to display the next level of child nodes. An end-user can expand a node by pressing its plus (+) button (if it is displayed). In code, you can expand a node by setting the Expanded property to true. Setting the property to false hides child nodes. When the node is expanded or collapsed the following events are generated: TreeList.BeforeExpand, TreeList.AfterExpand and TreeList.BeforeCollapse, TreeList.AfterCollapse.

The HasChildren property specifies whether the node has children. You can manually set the property to true to display a plus (+) button within the node (ensure that the TreeListOptionsView.ShowButtons option is enabled). An end-user can press it and thus generate the TreeList.BeforeExpand event. This can be used to implement node dynamic loading. Please refer to the How to: Implement Virtual Mode (Dynamic Loading) in Unbound Mode topic for details.

You can display up to two images in nodes. Assign image lists to the TreeList.SelectImageList and TreeList.StateImageList properties for this purpose. There are a number of ways images can be assigned to individual nodes. Refer to the description of the following members for details: TreeList.ImageIndexFieldName, SelectImageIndex, StateImageIndex, TreeList.GetSelectImage and TreeList.GetStateImage.

The Tree List provides support for node drag-and-drop in the current control and even to another Tree List control. By default, when moving a node to another position it becomes a child of the target node. If the SHIFT key is pressed, the dragged node is dropped before the target node.

To enable node drag-and-drop, use the TreeListOptionsDragAndDrop.DragNodesMode property. For information on node drag-and-drop to another Tree List control, see TreeList.CustomizeNewNodeFromOuterData. You can control drag-and-drop operations by handling the TreeList.BeforeDragNode, TreeList.AfterDragNode, TreeList.DragCancelNode and TreeList.CustomizeNewNodeFromOuterData events.

It is possible to create your own nodes that override the default behavior. The following public members can be overridden: GetDisplayText, Data, Expanded, HasChildren and Item. To use your own nodes, it is necessary to create a descendant of the TreeList class and override the protected TreeList.CreateNode method.

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The following example creates a TreeList (see TreeList) at runtime and shows how to perform basic customization tasks:

  • Bind the treelist to a data source
  • Specify the key fields that form a hierarchy
  • Access automatically created columns
  • Set a custom row height
  • Customize column captions (using HTML tags) and cell appearance settings
  • Create unbound columns and create Excel-style format conditions based on these column values
  • Assign an in-place editor (a spin editor) to columns
  • Sort data
  • Calculate total summaries
  • Filter nodes
  • Hide columns and calculate column "best" widths
  • Locate and expand nodes
  • Focus a specific cell
  • Specify DataAnnotation attributes at the data source level (the "p0" display format for the MarketShare field)

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The following sample code implements the custom node to be used in the Tree List control. The CreateNode method of the TreeList class is overridden to use the created node descendant.

The MyNode class is derived from the TreeListNode to allow assigning custom heights to nodes. The Height property is declared for this purpose.

The MyTreeList class is derived from TreeList to use the custom node within the Tree List control. The RaiseCalcNodeHeight method is overridden to assign node heights with respect to the Height property of custom nodes.

After the code has been written you can use the Tree List descendant in your applications.

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System.Object
    TreeListNode
       DevExpress.XtraTreeList.Nodes.TreeListAutoFilterNode

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