Posted on 2003-03-22
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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
How can I create a tree view?
Question by:wesam
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ID: 8191071
What's your problem?
There's already a treeview object in powerbuilder...

Accepted Solution

NMi earned 92 total points
ID: 8193564
1. First of all, you must have some suitable object that will contain your treeview - a window, a tabpage, or something.
2. Assuming you're using PB as RAD tool, you place the TreeView object in the container - hope you can do that ;)
3. Enter this object's properties - assign an appropriate name (first tab), assign some icons to its tree levels (second tab), and that should do for the first time.
4. Make some command button to test your treeview. In the 'clicked' event of that button, you should write:

tv_YOURNAME.InsertItemFirst(0, "My first Level", 1)

Inserts an item as the first child of its parent.


treeviewname.InsertItemFirst ( handleparent, label, pictureindex )
Argument     Description
treeviewname     The TreeView control in which you want to specify an item as the first child of its parent
handleparent     The handle of the item that will be the inserted item's parent. To insert the item at the first level, specify 0
label     The label of the item you want to specify as the first child of its parent
pictureindex     The picture index for the item you want to specify as the first child of its parent
Return value
Long. Returns the handle of the item inserted if it succeeds and -1 if an error occurs.

Next, run your application and click the button - your first item should appear at the very first treeview level, accompanied with an icon of your choice.

The TreeView controls are an excellent example of user-friendly interface that your users would love to use. Have fun ! :)

Assisted Solution

Bhatti earned 88 total points
ID: 8206624
Hello Wesam,

Please try the following:

This is an example and you can then put your data to commplete you task.

long ll_lev1, ll_lev2 ,ll_lev3 ,ll_lev4

int index

tv_list.PictureHeight = 32

tv_list.PictureWidth = 32

ll_lev1 = tv_list.InsertItemFirst(0,"Composers",1)

ll_lev2 = tv_list.InsertItemLast(ll_lev1, "Beethoven",2)

ll_lev3 = tv_list.InsertItemLast(ll_lev2, "Symphonies", 3)

FOR index = 1 to 9

   ll_lev4 = tv_list.InsertItemSort(ll_lev3, "Symphony # " + String(index) , 4)



This just example fom the PB help.

put your control in the window and then in the cinstuction event write thems script and name to treeview as tv_list.

run the programm and doubleclicked the composers and then you will + sign and clicked the + sign and you will further.

type in help treeview and then functions:

Imporant functions:

and others will help you to create a beautiful treeview.

If you become questions please let me know.

Best regards


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