afsharm afsharm - 1 month ago 20
ASP.NET (C#) Question

ASP.NET TreeView and loading data on demand

Is there a way to force

TreeView
to load data on demand? In the other hand
TreeView
must load data only when a node is to be expanded.
TreeView
is binded to a collection of data that is implementing
IHierarchyData
.

Answer

Three steps to do the trick:

1 - Set the TreeView.ExpandDepth to 0. This eliminates the expansion of the added TreeNode objects in the TreeView and shows the expansion symbol [+] next to each TreeNode that has the TreeNode.PopulateOnDemand property set to true.

2- Set the TreeNode.PopulateOnDemand to True for each branch TreeNode. When the TreeNode.ChildNodes collection is empty, the expansion symbol [+] will be showed only next to TreeNode objects that has TreeNode.PopulateOnDemand property set to true.

3- Handle the TreeView.TreeNodePopulate event to poulate branch nodes on expansion. This event will be fired when a TreeNode - with the TreeNode.PopulateOnDemand set to true - has been expanded right before the TreeView.TreeNodeExpanded event gets fired.

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