TreeNode.Tag TreeNode.Tag TreeNode.Tag TreeNode.Tag Property

Definition

Gets or sets the object that contains data about the tree node.

public:
 property System::Object ^ Tag { System::Object ^ get(); void set(System::Object ^ value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Bindable(true)]
[System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter(typeof(System.ComponentModel.StringConverter))]
public object Tag { get; set; }
member this.Tag : obj with get, set
Public Property Tag As Object

Property Value

An Object that contains data about the tree node. The default is null.

Examples

The following code example creates a root tree node to assign child tree nodes to. A child tree node for each Customer object in an ArrayList is added to the root tree node as well as a child tree node for each Order object assigned to the Customer object. The Customer object is assigned to the Tag property, and the tree nodes representing Customer objects are displayed with Orange text. This example requires that you have a Customer and Order object defined, a TreeView control on a Form, and an ArrayList named customerArray that contains Customer objects.

ref class Customer
{
public:
   ArrayList^ CustomerOrders;
   String^ CustomerName;
   Customer( String^ myName )
   {
      CustomerName = myName;
      CustomerOrders = gcnew ArrayList;
   }

};

ref class Order
{
public:
   String^ OrderID;
   Order( String^ myOrderID )
   {
      this->OrderID = myOrderID;
   }

};


   void AddRootNodes()
   {
      
      // Add a root node to assign the customer nodes to.
      TreeNode^ rootNode = gcnew TreeNode;
      rootNode->Text = "CustomerList";
      
      // Add a main root treenode.
      myTreeView->Nodes->Add( rootNode );
      
      // Add a root treenode for each 'Customer' object in the ArrayList.
      IEnumerator^ myEnum = customerArray->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         Customer^ myCustomer = safe_cast<Customer^>(myEnum->Current);
         
         // Add a child treenode for each Order object.
         int i = 0;
         array<TreeNode^>^myTreeNodeArray = gcnew array<TreeNode^>(5);
         IEnumerator^ myEnum = myCustomer->CustomerOrders->GetEnumerator();
         while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
         {
            Order^ myOrder = safe_cast<Order^>(myEnum->Current);
            myTreeNodeArray[ i ] = gcnew TreeNode( myOrder->OrderID );
            i++;
         }
         TreeNode^ customerNode = gcnew TreeNode( myCustomer->CustomerName,myTreeNodeArray );
         
         // Display the customer names with and Orange font.
         customerNode->ForeColor = Color::Orange;
         
         // Store the Customer Object* in the Tag property of the TreeNode.
         customerNode->Tag = myCustomer;
         myTreeView->Nodes[ 0 ]->Nodes->Add( customerNode );
      }
   }
public class Customer
{
   public ArrayList CustomerOrders;
   public string CustomerName;
   public Customer(string myName)
   {
      CustomerName = myName;
      CustomerOrders = new ArrayList(); 
   }
}
public class Order
{
   public string OrderID;
   public Order(string myOrderID )
   {
      this.OrderID = myOrderID;
   }
}

public void AddRootNodes()
{
   // Add a root node to assign the customer nodes to.
   TreeNode rootNode = new TreeNode();
   rootNode.Text = "CustomerList";
   // Add a main root treenode.
   myTreeView.Nodes.Add(rootNode);

   // Add a root treenode for each 'Customer' object in the ArrayList.
   foreach(Customer myCustomer in customerArray)
   {
      // Add a child treenode for each Order object.
      int i = 0;
      TreeNode[] myTreeNodeArray = new TreeNode[5];
      foreach(Order myOrder in myCustomer.CustomerOrders)
      {
         myTreeNodeArray[i] = new TreeNode(myOrder.OrderID);
         i++;
      }
      TreeNode customerNode = new TreeNode(myCustomer.CustomerName,
        myTreeNodeArray);
        // Display the customer names with and Orange font.
        customerNode.ForeColor = Color.Orange;
        // Store the Customer object in the Tag property of the TreeNode.
        customerNode.Tag = myCustomer;
      myTreeView.Nodes[0].Nodes.Add(customerNode);
   }
}
Public Class Customer
   Public CustomerOrders As ArrayList
   Public CustomerName As String
   Public Sub New(myName As String)
      CustomerName = myName
      CustomerOrders = New ArrayList()
   End Sub
End Class

Public Class Order
   Public OrderID As String
   Public Sub New(myOrderID As String)
      Me.OrderID = myOrderID
   End Sub
End Class

Public Sub AddRootNodes()
   ' Add a root node to assign the customer nodes to.
   Dim rootNode As TreeNode
   rootNode = New TreeNode()
   rootNode.Text = "CustomerList"
   ' Add a main root treenode.
   myTreeView.Nodes.Add(rootNode)

   ' Add a root treenode for each Customer object in the ArrayList.
   Dim myCustomer As Customer
   For Each myCustomer In customerArray
      ' Add a child treenode for each Order object.
      Dim i As Integer = 0
      Dim myTreeNodeArray(4) As TreeNode
      Dim myOrder As Order
      For Each myOrder In  myCustomer.CustomerOrders
         myTreeNodeArray(i) = New TreeNode(myOrder.OrderID)
         i += 1
      Next myOrder
      Dim customerNode As New TreeNode(myCustomer.CustomerName, _
        myTreeNodeArray)
      ' Display the customer names with and Orange font.
      customerNode.ForeColor = Color.Orange
      ' Store the Customer object in the Tag property of the TreeNode.
      customerNode.Tag = myCustomer
      myTreeView.Nodes(0).Nodes.Add(customerNode)
   Next myCustomer
End Sub

Remarks

Any Object derived type can be assigned to this property. If this property is being set through the Windows Forms designer, only text can be assigned.

Caution

The Clone method performs a shallow copy of the node. If the value of the Tag property is a reference type, both the original and cloned copy will point to the same single instance of the Tag value.

Applies to

See also