TreeNode.PopulateOnDemand TreeNode.PopulateOnDemand TreeNode.PopulateOnDemand TreeNode.PopulateOnDemand Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the node is populated dynamically.

public:
 property bool PopulateOnDemand { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool PopulateOnDemand { get; set; }
member this.PopulateOnDemand : bool with get, set
Public Property PopulateOnDemand As Boolean
Property Value

true to populate the node dynamically; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the PopulateOnDemand property to indicate that a node is populated dynamically.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void PopulateNode(Object sender, TreeNodeEventArgs e)
  {

    // Call the appropriate method to populate a node at a particular level.
    switch(e.Node.Depth)
    {
      case 0:
        // Populate the first-level nodes.
        PopulateCategories(e.Node);
        break;
      case 1:
        // Populate the second-level nodes.
        PopulateProducts(e.Node);
        break;
      default:
        // Do nothing.
        break;
    }
    
  }

  void PopulateCategories(TreeNode node)
  {
    
    // Query for the product categories. These are the values
    // for the second-level nodes.
    DataSet ResultSet = RunQuery("Select CategoryID, CategoryName From Categories");

    // Create the second-level nodes.
    if(ResultSet.Tables.Count > 0)
    {
    
      // Iterate through and create a new node for each row in the query results.
      // Notice that the query results are stored in the table of the DataSet.
      foreach (DataRow row in ResultSet.Tables[0].Rows)
      {
        
        // Create the new node. Notice that the CategoryId is stored in the Value property 
        // of the node. This will make querying for items in a specific category easier when
        // the third-level nodes are created. 
        TreeNode newNode = new TreeNode();
        newNode.Text = row["CategoryName"].ToString(); 
        newNode.Value = row["CategoryID"].ToString();        

        // Set the PopulateOnDemand property to true so that the child nodes can be 
        // dynamically populated.
        newNode.PopulateOnDemand = true;
        
        // Set additional properties for the node.
        newNode.SelectAction = TreeNodeSelectAction.Expand;
        
        // Add the new node to the ChildNodes collection of the parent node.
        node.ChildNodes.Add(newNode);
        
      }
      
    }
    
  }

  void PopulateProducts(TreeNode node)
  {

    // Query for the products of the current category. These are the values
    // for the third-level nodes.
    DataSet ResultSet = RunQuery("Select ProductName From Products Where CategoryID=" + node.Value);

    // Create the third-level nodes.
    if(ResultSet.Tables.Count > 0)
    {
    
      // Iterate through and create a new node for each row in the query results.
      // Notice that the query results are stored in the table of the DataSet.
      foreach (DataRow row in ResultSet.Tables[0].Rows)
      {
      
        // Create the new node.
        TreeNode NewNode = new TreeNode(row["ProductName"].ToString());
        
        // Set the PopulateOnDemand property to false, because these are leaf nodes and
        // do not need to be populated.
        NewNode.PopulateOnDemand = false;
        
        // Set additional properties for the node.
        NewNode.SelectAction = TreeNodeSelectAction.None;
        
        // Add the new node to the ChildNodes collection of the parent node.
        node.ChildNodes.Add(NewNode);
        
      }
      
    }

  }

  DataSet RunQuery(String QueryString)
  {

    // Declare the connection string. This example uses Microsoft SQL Server 
    // and connects to the Northwind sample database.
    String ConnectionString = "server=localhost;database=NorthWind;Integrated Security=SSPI"; 

    SqlConnection DBConnection = new SqlConnection(ConnectionString);
    SqlDataAdapter DBAdapter;
    DataSet ResultsDataSet = new DataSet();

    try
    {

      // Run the query and create a DataSet.
      DBAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(QueryString, DBConnection);
      DBAdapter.Fill(ResultsDataSet);

      // Close the database connection.
      DBConnection.Close();

    }
    catch(Exception ex)
    {

      // Close the database connection if it is still open.
      if(DBConnection.State == ConnectionState.Open)
      {
        DBConnection.Close();
      }
      
      Message.Text = "Unable to connect to the database.";

    }

    return ResultsDataSet;

  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>TreeView PopulateNodesFromClient Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>TreeView PopulateNodesFromClient Example</h3>
    
      <asp:TreeView id="LinksTreeView"
        Font-Names= "Arial"
        ForeColor="Blue"
        EnableClientScript="true"
        PopulateNodesFromClient="true"  
        OnTreeNodePopulate="PopulateNode"
        runat="server">
         
        <Nodes>
        
          <asp:TreeNode Text="Inventory" 
            SelectAction="Expand"  
            PopulateOnDemand="true"/>
        
        </Nodes>
        
      </asp:TreeView>
      
      <br /><br />
      
      <asp:Label id="Message" runat="server"/>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>


<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  Sub PopulateNode(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As TreeNodeEventArgs)

    ' Call the appropriate method to populate a node at a particular level.
    Select Case e.Node.Depth

      Case 0
        ' Populate the first-level nodes.
        PopulateCategories(e.Node)

      Case 1
        ' Populate the second-level nodes.
        PopulateProducts(e.Node)

      Case Else
        ' Do nothing.

    End Select

  End Sub

  Sub PopulateCategories(ByVal node As TreeNode)

    ' Query for the product categories. These are the values
    ' for the second-level nodes.
    Dim ResultSet As DataSet = RunQuery("Select CategoryID, CategoryName From Categories")

    ' Create the second-level nodes.
    If ResultSet.Tables.Count > 0 Then

      ' Iterate through and create a new node for each row in the query results.
      ' Notice that the query results are stored in the table of the DataSet.
      Dim row As DataRow

      For Each row In ResultSet.Tables(0).Rows

        ' Create the new node. Notice that the CategoryId is stored in the Value property 
        ' of the node. This will make querying for items in a specific category easier when
        ' the third-level nodes are created. 
        Dim newNode As TreeNode = New TreeNode()
        Newnode.Text = row("CategoryName").ToString() 
        Newnode.Value = row("CategoryID").ToString()

        ' Set the PopulateOnDemand property to true so that the child nodes can be 
        ' dynamically populated.
        newNode.PopulateOnDemand = True

        ' Set additional properties for the node.
        newNode.SelectAction = TreeNodeSelectAction.Expand

        ' Add the new node to the ChildNodes collection of the parent node.
        node.ChildNodes.Add(newNode)

      Next

    End If

  End Sub

  Sub PopulateProducts(ByVal node As TreeNode)

    ' Query for the products of the current category. These are the values
    ' for the third-level nodes.
    Dim ResultSet As DataSet = RunQuery("Select ProductName From Products Where CategoryID=" & node.Value)

    ' Create the third-level nodes.
    If ResultSet.Tables.Count > 0 Then

      ' Iterate through and create a new node for each row in the query results.
      ' Notice that the query results are stored in the table of the DataSet.
      Dim row As DataRow

      For Each row In ResultSet.Tables(0).Rows

        ' Create the new node.
        Dim NewNode As TreeNode = New TreeNode(row("ProductName").ToString())

        ' Set the PopulateOnDemand property to false, because these are leaf nodes and
        ' do not need to be populated.
        NewNode.PopulateOnDemand = False

        ' Set additional properties for the node.
        NewNode.SelectAction = TreeNodeSelectAction.None

        ' Add the new node to the ChildNodes collection of the parent node.
        node.ChildNodes.Add(NewNode)

      Next

    End If

  End Sub

  Function RunQuery(ByVal QueryString As String) As DataSet

    ' Declare the connection string. This example uses Microsoft SQL Server 
    ' and connects to the Northwind sample database.
    Dim ConnectionString As String = "server=localhost;database=NorthWind;Integrated Security=SSPI"

    Dim DBConnection As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection(ConnectionString)
    Dim DBAdapter As SqlDataAdapter
    Dim ResultsDataSet As DataSet = New DataSet

    Try

      ' Run the query and create a DataSet.
      DBAdapter = New SqlDataAdapter(QueryString, DBConnection)
      DBAdapter.Fill(ResultsDataSet)

      ' Close the database connection.
      DBConnection.Close()

    Catch ex As Exception

      ' Close the database connection if it is still open.
      If DBConnection.State = ConnectionState.Open Then

        DBConnection.Close()

      End If

      Message.Text = "Unable to connect to the database."

    End Try

    Return ResultsDataSet

  End Function

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>TreeView PopulateNodesFromClient Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>TreeView PopulateNodesFromClient Example</h3>
    
      <asp:TreeView id="LinksTreeView"
        Font-Names= "Arial"
        ForeColor="Blue"
        EnableClientScript="true"
        PopulateNodesFromClient="true"  
        OnTreeNodePopulate="PopulateNode"
        runat="server">
         
        <Nodes>
        
          <asp:TreeNode Text="Inventory" 
            SelectAction="Expand"  
            PopulateOnDemand="true"/>
        
        </Nodes>
        
      </asp:TreeView>
      
      <br /><br />
      
      <asp:Label id="Message" runat="server"/>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

Sometimes, it is not practical to statically predefine the tree structure due to data size or custom content that depends on user input. Because of this, the TreeView control supports dynamic node population. When a node's PopulateOnDemand property is set to true, that node is populated at run time through a postback event when the node is expanded. To populate a node dynamically, an event-handling method that populates the node must be defined for the TreeNodePopulate event.

Supported browsers can also take advantage of client-side node population. When enabled, this allows the TreeView control to dynamically populate a node on the client when that node is expanded, which prevents the need to post back to the server. For more information on client-side node population, see PopulateNodesFromClient.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

Applies to

See Also