Tree View Control in Silverlight 3


Introduction

In this article we will explore about Tree View control in Silverlight 3.

Crating Silverlight Project

Fire up Visual Studio 2008 and create a Silverlight Application. Name it as TreeViewSL3.

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The TreeView control displays data in a hierarchical manner.

Open the solution in Expression Blend 3.

Go ahead and a Tree View control to your application.

I have changed the Background to Linear Brush.

To add TreeView Item to the Tree View, just right click on it and add TreeViewItem.

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Add several, and if you want to add children of any parent then select the particular TreeViewItem and add another Treeview Item.

I have created the below hierarchy:

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If you see the design view it will look similar to the following:

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Here is the XAML code behind for the TreeView:

<controls:TreeView x:Name="MyTreeView" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Width="197" Margin="0,0,0,202">
                        <controls:TreeView.Background>
                                    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">
                                                <GradientStop Color="Gray" Offset="0"/>
                                                <GradientStop Color="White" Offset="1"/>
                                    </LinearGradientBrush>
                        </controls:TreeView.Background>
                        <controls:TreeViewItem Margin="0" Header="Item 1">
                                    <controls:TreeViewItem Margin="0" Header="Sub Item 1"/>
                        </controls:TreeViewItem>
                        <controls:TreeViewItem Margin="0" Header="Item 2">
                                    <controls:TreeViewItem Margin="0" Header="Sub Item 1"/>
                                    <controls:TreeViewItem Margin="0" Header="Sub Item 2"/>
                        </controls:TreeViewItem>
                        <controls:TreeViewItem Margin="0" Header="Item 3">
                                    <controls:TreeViewItem Margin="0" Header="Sub Item 1">
                                                <controls:TreeViewItem Margin="0" Header="Sub Item 1"/>
                                    </controls:TreeViewItem>
                        </controls:TreeViewItem>
  </controls:TreeView>

Now if you run the application you can expand or collapse a particular TreeViewItem.

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This article is very basic to understand the Tree View Control in Silverlight 3. We will explore more on this in forth coming articles.

Enjoy Coding.