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Inheriting the TreeView problem...

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In my treeview, I need each node to hold a "value", not just
text/label. Kind of like how a ListBox item has text, and a value
associated with it. I need this because when a node is clicked, i need
to get the "value" behind the node and then use it do do something.

Anyway, I made a custom treenode class that inherits from Treenode, and
added a property called "value".

I was able to successfully create the Treeview programmatically from a
database, which includes the "value" property that i made.

Here's my problem: The routine I have to run when a user clicks a node
is this:

Private Sub treeview_AfterSelect(ByVal sender As System.Object,
ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.TreeViewEventArgs) Handles
treeview.AfterSelect
'do something with e.Node.value
End Sub

Because my "value" property was added in my custom class, it is not
available to use in TreeViewEventArgs. So e.Node.Value will not work.
How can I do this?...i'm stumped!

Thanks for your help!
John

Nov 21 '05 #1
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You can cast it.

DirectCast(e.Node, MyCustomTreeNode).Value

btw, perhaps you use the Tag property instead of a custom class?

HTH,

Sam
On 26 Jan 2005 07:38:21 -0800, "johnb41" <or****@informatik.com>
wrote:
In my treeview, I need each node to hold a "value", not just
text/label. Kind of like how a ListBox item has text, and a value
associated with it. I need this because when a node is clicked, i need
to get the "value" behind the node and then use it do do something.

Anyway, I made a custom treenode class that inherits from Treenode, and
added a property called "value".

I was able to successfully create the Treeview programmatically from a
database, which includes the "value" property that i made.

Here's my problem: The routine I have to run when a user clicks a node
is this:

Private Sub treeview_AfterSelect(ByVal sender As System.Object,
ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.TreeViewEventArgs) Handles
treeview.AfterSelect
'do something with e.Node.value
End Sub

Because my "value" property was added in my custom class, it is not
available to use in TreeViewEventArgs. So e.Node.Value will not work.
How can I do this?...i'm stumped!

Thanks for your help!
John


Nov 21 '05 #2

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Quick and dirty, the important thing is the directcast in the afterselect
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
_ Handles MyBase.Load
TreeView1.Nodes.Add(New MyTreeNode("Belgium", "BE"))
TreeView1.Nodes.Add(New MyTreeNode("Netherlands", "NL"))
TreeView1.Nodes.Add(New MyTreeNode("France", "FR"))
TreeView1.Nodes.Add(New MyTreeNode("Germany", "GER"))
End Sub

Private Sub TreeView1_AfterSelect(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As _
System.Windows.Forms.TreeViewEventArgs) Handles TreeView1.AfterSelect
MsgBox(DirectCast(TreeView1.SelectedNode, MyTreeNode).value)
End Sub

Public Class MyTreeNode
Inherits TreeNode
Private myvalue As String
Public Property value() As String
Get
Return myvalue
End Get
Set(ByVal Value As String)
myvalue = Value
End Set
End Property
Sub New(ByVal text As String, ByVal value As String)
MyBase.New()
Me.Text = text
Me.value = value
End Sub

End Class

hth Greetz Peter
"Samuel R. Neff" <bl****@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:ch********************************@4ax.com...

You can cast it.

DirectCast(e.Node, MyCustomTreeNode).Value

btw, perhaps you use the Tag property instead of a custom class?

HTH,

Sam
On 26 Jan 2005 07:38:21 -0800, "johnb41" <or****@informatik.com>
wrote:
In my treeview, I need each node to hold a "value", not just
text/label. Kind of like how a ListBox item has text, and a value
associated with it. I need this because when a node is clicked, i need
to get the "value" behind the node and then use it do do something.

Anyway, I made a custom treenode class that inherits from Treenode, and
added a property called "value".

I was able to successfully create the Treeview programmatically from a
database, which includes the "value" property that i made.

Here's my problem: The routine I have to run when a user clicks a node
is this:

Private Sub treeview_AfterSelect(ByVal sender As System.Object,
ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.TreeViewEventArgs) Handles
treeview.AfterSelect
'do something with e.Node.value
End Sub

Because my "value" property was added in my custom class, it is not
available to use in TreeViewEventArgs. So e.Node.Value will not work.
How can I do this?...i'm stumped!

Thanks for your help!
John

Nov 21 '05 #3

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Thanks Samuel and Peter!

The DirectCast thing did the trick. Amazing. I thought the fix would
need a large amount of code.

Thanks again!
John

Nov 21 '05 #4

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