Windows Form Controls

I have some data from a database that I need to some how show on a form in a nice way... A little background:

I'm working on a home inventory system for my collection of junk so that if everything burns down I'll know what I used to have.. or if something get's stolen ( you get the idea)

I have a property table who's PK is propertyID, There is also a column in this table with referenceId that refers back to a valid propertyId in the same table.  My reasoning is that I may have a computer has one piece of property, but then later on I can add on a new video card, peripheral or something, And I wanted to make sure to note that this is a video card for my computer.. and not another server or something that I have in the house.

I don't understand tree controls but I need a way to display this data so that a user can use pick from a hierarchial list.

Any ideas or code samples would be great
LVL 3
jayrodAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

TheAvengerCommented:
Following is a short example from MSDN about TreeView. You can find much more in sites like www.codeproject.com. This may be interesting for you:

http://www.codeproject.com/cs/database/2dtreeview.asp?target=TreeView


// Create a new ArrayList to hold the Customer objects.
private ArrayList customerArray = new ArrayList();

private void FillMyTreeView()
{
   // Add customers to the ArrayList of Customer objects.
   for(int x=0; x<1000; x++)
   {
      customerArray.Add(new Customer("Customer" + x.ToString()));
   }

   // Add orders to each Customer object in the ArrayList.
   foreach(Customer customer1 in customerArray)
   {
      for(int y=0; y<15; y++)
      {
         customer1.CustomerOrders.Add(new Order("Order" + y.ToString()));    
      }
   }

   // Display a wait cursor while the TreeNodes are being created.
   Cursor.Current = new Cursor("MyWait.cur");
       
   // Suppress repainting the TreeView until all the objects have been created.
   treeView1.BeginUpdate();

   // Clear the TreeView each time the method is called.
   treeView1.Nodes.Clear();

   // Add a root TreeNode for each Customer object in the ArrayList.
   foreach(Customer customer2 in customerArray)
   {
      treeView1.Nodes.Add(new TreeNode(customer2.CustomerName));
         
      // Add a child treenode for each Order object in the current Customer object.
      foreach(Order order1 in customer2.CustomerOrders)
      {
         treeView1.Nodes[customerArray.IndexOf(customer2)].Nodes.Add(
           new TreeNode(customer2.CustomerName + "." + order1.OrderID));
      }
   }

   // Reset the cursor to the default for all controls.
   Cursor.Current = Cursors.Default;

   // Begin repainting the TreeView.
   treeView1.EndUpdate();
}
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
C#

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.