IHierarchyData.HasChildren IHierarchyData.HasChildren IHierarchyData.HasChildren IHierarchyData.HasChildren Property

Definition

Indicates whether the hierarchical data node that the IHierarchyData object represents has any child nodes.

public:
 property bool HasChildren { bool get(); };
public bool HasChildren { get; }
member this.HasChildren : bool
Public ReadOnly Property HasChildren As Boolean

Property Value

true if the current node has child nodes; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how an ASP.NET hierarchical data-bound control uses an IHierarchyData object in a recursive data-binding method. The items in an IHierarchicalEnumerable collection are enumerated, and for each an IHierarchyData object is retrieved using the GetHierarchyData method. Finally, the HasChildren property is checked to determine whether to recurse. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the HierarchicalDataBoundControl class.

private void RecurseDataBindInternal(TreeNode node, 
    IHierarchicalEnumerable enumerable, int depth) {                                    
                
    foreach(object item in enumerable) {
        IHierarchyData data = enumerable.GetHierarchyData(item);

        if (null != data) {
            // Create an object that represents the bound data
            // to the control.
            TreeNode newNode = new TreeNode();
            RootViewNode rvnode = new RootViewNode();
            
            rvnode.Node = newNode;
            rvnode.Depth = depth;

            // The dataItem is not just a string, but potentially
            // an XML node or some other container. 
            // If DataTextField is set, use it to determine which 
            // field to render. Otherwise, use the first field.                    
            if (DataTextField.Length > 0) {
                newNode.Text = DataBinder.GetPropertyValue
                    (data, DataTextField, null);
            }
            else {
                PropertyDescriptorCollection props = 
                    TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(data);

                // Set the "default" value of the node.
                newNode.Text = String.Empty;                        

                // Set the true data-bound value of the TextBox,
                // if possible.
                if (props.Count >= 1) {                        
                    if (null != props[0].GetValue(data)) {
                        newNode.Text = 
                            props[0].GetValue(data).ToString();
                    } 
                }
            }

            Nodes.Add(rvnode);                    
            
            if (data.HasChildren) {
                IHierarchicalEnumerable newEnumerable = 
                    data.GetChildren();
                if (newEnumerable != null) {                            
                    RecurseDataBindInternal(newNode, 
                        newEnumerable, depth+1 );
                }
            }
            
            if ( _maxDepth < depth) _maxDepth = depth;
            
        }
    }
}
Private Sub RecurseDataBindInternal(ByVal node As TreeNode, _
    ByVal enumerable As IHierarchicalEnumerable, _
    ByVal depth As Integer)

    Dim item As Object
    For Each item In enumerable

        Dim data As IHierarchyData = enumerable.GetHierarchyData(item)

        If Not data Is Nothing Then

            ' Create an object that represents the bound data
            ' to the control.
            Dim newNode As New TreeNode()
            Dim rvnode As New RootViewNode()

            rvnode.Node = newNode
            rvnode.Depth = depth

            ' The dataItem is not just a string, but potentially
            ' an XML node or some other container. 
            ' If DataTextField is set, use it to determine which 
            ' field to render. Otherwise, use the first field.                    
            If DataTextField.Length > 0 Then
                newNode.Text = DataBinder.GetPropertyValue _
                (data, DataTextField, Nothing)
            Else
                Dim props As PropertyDescriptorCollection = _
                TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(data)

                ' Set the "default" value of the node.
                newNode.Text = String.Empty

                ' Set the true data-bound value of the TextBox,
                ' if possible.
                If props.Count >= 1 Then
                    If Not props(0).GetValue(data) Is Nothing Then
                        newNode.Text = props(0).GetValue(data).ToString()
                    End If
                End If
            End If

            Nodes.Add(rvnode)

            If data.HasChildren Then
                Dim newEnumerable As IHierarchicalEnumerable = _
                    data.GetChildren()
                If Not (newEnumerable Is Nothing) Then
                    RecurseDataBindInternal(newNode, _
                    newEnumerable, depth + 1)
                End If
            End If

            If MaxDepth < depth Then
                MaxDepth = depth
            End If
        End If
    Next item

End Sub

Remarks

The HasChildren property is a convenience property that enables callers to avoid checking the return value of the GetChildren method for null. If the HasChildren property returns true, call the GetChildren method to retrieve an IHierarchicalEnumerable collection of child nodes.

Applies to

See also