TreeView.ShowLines Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether lines are drawn between tree nodes in the tree view control.

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

Property Value

Boolean

true if lines are drawn between tree nodes in the tree view control; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Examples

The following code example illustrates a customized TreeView. By inheriting the TreeView class, this custom version has all the functionality of a typical TreeView. Changing various property values in the constructor provides a unique appearance. Because the ShowPlusMinus property is set to false, the customized control also overrides the OnAfterSelect method so that nodes can be expanded and collapsed when they are clicked.

A control that is customized in this way can be used throughout an organization, making it easy to provide a consistent interface without requiring the control properties to be specified in each individual project.

public ref class CustomizedTreeView: public TreeView
{
public:
   CustomizedTreeView()
   {

      // Customize the TreeView control by setting various properties.
      BackColor = System::Drawing::Color::CadetBlue;
      FullRowSelect = true;
      HotTracking = true;
      Indent = 34;
      ShowPlusMinus = false;

      // The ShowLines property must be false for the FullRowSelect
      // property to work.
      ShowLines = false;
   }

protected:
   virtual void OnAfterSelect( TreeViewEventArgs^ e ) override
   {
      // Confirm that the user initiated the selection.
      // This prevents the first node from expanding when it is
      // automatically selected during the initialization of
      // the TreeView control.
      if ( e->Action != TreeViewAction::Unknown )
      {
         if ( e->Node->IsExpanded )
         {
            e->Node->Collapse();
         }
         else
         {
            e->Node->Expand();
         }
      }

      
      // Remove the selection. This allows the same node to be
      // clicked twice in succession to toggle the expansion state.
      SelectedNode = nullptr;
   }
};
public class CustomizedTreeView : TreeView
{
    public CustomizedTreeView()
    {
        // Customize the TreeView control by setting various properties.
        BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.CadetBlue;
        FullRowSelect = true;
        HotTracking = true;
        Indent = 34;
        ShowPlusMinus = false;

        // The ShowLines property must be false for the FullRowSelect 
        // property to work.
        ShowLines = false;
    }

    protected override void OnAfterSelect(TreeViewEventArgs e)
    {
        // Confirm that the user initiated the selection.
        // This prevents the first node from expanding when it is
        // automatically selected during the initialization of 
        // the TreeView control.
        if (e.Action != TreeViewAction.Unknown)
        {
            if (e.Node.IsExpanded) 
            {
                e.Node.Collapse();
            }
            else 
            {
                e.Node.Expand();
            }
        }

        // Remove the selection. This allows the same node to be
        // clicked twice in succession to toggle the expansion state.
        SelectedNode = null;
    }
}
Public Class CustomizedTreeView
    Inherits TreeView

    Public Sub New()
        ' Customize the TreeView control by setting various properties.
        BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.CadetBlue
        FullRowSelect = True
        HotTracking = True
        Indent = 34
        ShowPlusMinus = False

        ' The ShowLines property must be false for the FullRowSelect 
        ' property to work.
        ShowLines = False
    End Sub


    Protected Overrides Sub OnAfterSelect(ByVal e As TreeViewEventArgs)
        ' Confirm that the user initiated the selection.
        ' This prevents the first node from expanding when it is
        ' automatically selected during the initialization of 
        ' the TreeView control.
        If e.Action <> TreeViewAction.Unknown Then
            If e.Node.IsExpanded Then
                e.Node.Collapse()
            Else
                e.Node.Expand()
            End If
        End If

        ' Remove the selection. This allows the same node to be
        ' clicked twice in succession to toggle the expansion state.
        SelectedNode = Nothing
    End Sub

End Class

Remarks

If ShowLines is set to true, the FullRowSelect property is ignored.

Applies to