Pepsi_Max Pepsi_Max - 3 months ago 18 Question

How to search through all Nodes (including children nodes)

I have a WinForm tree view (property is named "tvwAcct") where I would like to be able to search through all the existing nodes with a given string ("txtName.Text"), and if it already exists, to give the user a Message box warning to stop duplicate entries. It needs to be able to search all parent nodes and also child nodes. My current tree structure is as follows:

Bank account name

-> Sub-account name 1

-> Sub-account name 2

-> Sub-account name 3

I have looked at MSDN.Microsoft and can see that the Nodes.Find method exists.

Here is my code:

Private Sub txtName_Validating(eventSender As Object, eventArgs As CancelEventArgs) Handles txtName.Validating
Dim Cancel As Boolean = eventArgs.Cancel
Dim b As Boolean = True

' [ other 'if' conditions here ]

ElseIf (tvwAcct.Nodes.Find(txtName.Text, b) Then
MyMsgBox("Sorry, this account name already exists. Please try again with a different name.", MsgBoxStyle.Information)
Cancel = True

With this code, I get an error message which says:

Value of type TreeNode() cannot be converted to 'Boolean'.

I would be open to another way of doing this if this isn't going to work, such as getting the node text values, and then putting these into an Array list and querying the array list instead. But I'm not experienced enough to know how to do this.

Does anyone know where I've gone wrong please? Or can provide a better solution?


The TreeView.Nodes.Find function returns an array of nodes, not a true / false value.

Try it like this:

ElseIf tvwAcct.Nodes.Find(txtName.Text, b).Length > 0 Then