VB Tree question

Posted on 2002-04-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I have a two level tree:
           element 1.0.1

How can I imitate windows explorer of renaming a selected node. Displaying kind of text box over it and give an option to the user rename the node. then when clicked on the tree get rid of that kind of text box. If question is not that clear, go to win explorer, right click, rename. Thanks for your expert matters.

Question by:nesifa
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Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6934066
With the treeview control, you can have the Labeledit mode to Automatic ?!

To start the edit by code:

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Accepted Solution

TimCottee earned 120 total points
ID: 6934096
Private Sub Form_Load()

    With TreeView1
        .LabelEdit = tvwManual
        For i = 1 To 3
            Set tvnNew = TreeView1.Nodes.Add(, , "Item " & i, "Item " & i)
            tvnNew.Expanded = True
            For j = 1 To 3
                Set tvnSub = TreeView1.Nodes.Add(tvnNew, tvwChild, "Item " & i & ", " & j, "Item " & i & ", " & j)
                tvnSub.Expanded = True
    End With
End Sub

Private Sub Rename_Click()
End Sub

Private Sub TreeView1_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, x As Single, y As Single)
    If Button = vbRightButton Then
        PopupMenu Popup
    End If
End Sub

You need to create a Menu for the form, with the appropriate functions, one of which is Rename then you will get the functionality you need.

Author Comment

ID: 6934143
still it does not work. assume that this is happening on doubleclick event. I see no actions. could be more specific. thanks.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6934238
Then you would have the same but code in that event:

Private Sub TreeView1_DoubleClick()
   If Button = vbRightButton Then
       PopupMenu Popup
   End If
End Sub

Or at the most simple:

Private Sub TreeView1_DoubleClick()
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 6934442
Generally, you should not do this edit action on a double-click.  The double-click is commonly reserved for "launching" things.  With the treeview control, if you have set the property to allow label edits, then if the user clicks on the label and holds down the mouse long enough, the label will go into edit mode.  Or, you can provide a popup menu if the user right-clicks that has a menu item for rename or edit, and then put the label into edit mode manually through the code.  This is consistent with Windows Explorer, and you shouldn't change the way that works.

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