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Traverse Tree View Nodes

Posted on 2002-05-08
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I have a treeview and would like to start at the root and traverse each node. I need to do this utilizing the parent child relationship, and will most likely need a recursive function to do so (which backs up). I need to start at the root and visit each of its children and each of theirs and so on. The reason I need this is cause I need to build a visual tree diagram on a canvas, based off from this traverse.

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by:shaneholmes
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My Problem is that when I do something like this to traverse, I have no idea of keeping track of parents and children when drawing the nodes on my canvas. Need someone to finish this by adding the parent and children relationship steps.

CurItem := TreeView1.Items.GetFirstNode;
 while CurItem <> nil do
 begin
  //Draw root node on canvs
  CurItem := CurItem.GetNext;
 end;

Need to know when to draw root, its children, and their children

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by:Cesario
ID: 6997791
Shane,
I can send you tomorrow a Working Example ( Printing a Treeview with Quickreport )

I am now too tired  (2:00 am)

cu

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Dear Shane,

Create a new Form
Add TreeView
Add some Items and subitems to the Treeview
Add a Paintbox
Add a Button to start drawing the items on your paintbox

unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, ComCtrls, StdCtrls, ExtCtrls;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    TreeView1: TTreeView;
    Button1: TButton;
    PaintBox1: TPaintBox;
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
    x,y:Integer;
    Procedure DrawNodes ( Node:TTreeNode; aCanvas:TCanvas);
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject );
VAR
  FirstNode : tTreeNode;
begin
  IF TreeView1.Items.count<>0 Then
  Begin
    x := 5;
    y := 5;
    PaintBox1.Canvas.brush.color := clwhite;
    Paintbox1.Canvas.Rectangle( 0,0,Paintbox1.width,Paintbox1.Height);
    FirstNode := TreeView1.Items[0];
    DrawNodes (FirstNode,Paintbox1.canvas );        // Start printing with the root node
  End;
end;

Procedure TForm1.DrawNodes(Node:TTreeNode; aCanvas:TCanvas);
Begin

  While Node <> NIL DO
  Begin

    // ********** Simple Painting *******
    IF Node.Level=0
      then x := 5;
    aCanvas.MoveTo(x+5,y+5);
    aCanvas.LineTo( x+20,y+5);
    inc(x,20);
    aCanvas.TextOut(x,y,node.text);
    Inc(y,18);

    IF Node.HasChildren Then
      Begin
         DrawNodes(Node.getFirstChild, acanvas);
         Node := Node.GetNextChild(Node);
      End
    Else
      Node := Node.GetNextChild(Node);

  End;
End;



end.


you can download the example from
http://www.geocities.com/cesariolab/Project1.zip

good luck

Cesario
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