- Declaring a Simple Custom Control
- Extending Existing Web Controls
- Creating ViewState-Enabled Control Properties
- Creating a Composite Control
- Creating a Data-bound Control
- Creating a Templated Control
- Dynamically Adding Controls to a Web Form
- Using the Treeview IE Web Control
- Using the TabControl and PageView IE Web Controls
- Using the ToolBar IE Web Control
- Data-binding a TreeView Control
- Installing a Component in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC)
3.8. Using the Treeview IE Web Control
You want to implement a tree view using the TreeView IE Web Control.
The first step is to install the IE Web Controls from Microsoft.
The link to download and install these controls is as follows:http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/samples/internet/default.asp? url=/downloads/samples/internet/asp_dot_net_ servercontrols/webcontrols/default.asp
The next step is to add a reference to the controls on your page:
<%@ Register TagPrefix="mytree" Namespace="Microsoft.Web.UI.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.Web.UI.WebControls" %> <%@ import namespace="Microsoft.Web.UI.WebControls" %>
Then you add the TreeView control to your page:
<mytree:treeview runat="server" id="myTree"> </mytree:treeview>
The last step is to add the node information to the TreeView. This is the list of items that will appear when you expand the tree:
<mytree:treeview runat="server" id="myTree"> <mytree:treenode text="Cars"> <mytree:treenode text="Ford" /> <mytree:treenode text="Toyota" /> <mytree:treenode text="Infiniti" /> </mytree:treenode> </mytree:treeview>
Here, we created one node called Cars and then added nodes within that node for different car manufacturers.
The TreeView IE Web Control is a very powerful and easy-to-use control. In this example, you saw how easy it was to create an explorer-like expandable tree. When adding nodes to the TreeView, you use a very XML-like approach whereby the nodes that are under a parent node are contained inside the parent node tag. If you encounter errors when trying to add a reference to your page, or you receive errors indicating that the Web Controls cannot be found, copy the Web Controls DLL to the bin directory of your application.
Basics of the TreeView Control http://www.aspalliance.com/jamesavery/webcontrols/treeviewp1.aspx
Section 3.11, "Data-binding a TreeView Control"
Overview of Treeview Controlhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/webcontrols/overview/treeview.asp