Add items to a TreeView.

Hi.

I want to add some child items to a TreeView.

The TreeView looks like this :
--------------------------
My Pc
 |- C1
 |- C2
 |- C3
 |- C4
--------------------------

I add items using :

For example to add some string in C2
TreeView1.Items.Addchild(TreeView1.Items[2],text)

But how can i know the index when it changes dynamically ?
Is there a way to add childs by the caption of the node ?

For example :

TreeView1.Items.Addchild( C1 , Some child name)
TreeView1.Items.Addchild( C2 , Other child name)

Thanks in advance.
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2266180Connect With a Mentor Commented:
you can use search for it

for i:=1 to treeview1.Items.count do
  if treeview1.Items[i-1].text=searchedcaption then c:=treeview1.Items[i-1];

then
TreeView1.Items.Addchild( c , Some child name);

you can also search by the itemid (or use getnode(itemid) but you will have to store the idemid somewhere
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CodedKAuthor Commented:
:) Thanks ciuly... again...

I just found another way... I could add the items from the bottom to the top.

Anyway could you PLEASE tell me how can i get the selected node caption ?

Its the first time i work with treevies and i'll flood EE with stupid quetions :P
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2266180Commented:
treeview1.Selected.Text ;)
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CodedKAuthor Commented:
Ok Lol thanks... :P
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Russell LibbySoftware Engineer, Advisory Commented:
The function ItemByPath below can be used to pass a path, like "My PC\C1" and return the matching node. That way, if you have nodes with same captions, but different levels, the correct item still gets returned.

Regards,
Russell


function GetPathString(var Str: PChar): String;
var  lpszScan:      PChar;
begin

  // Check passed string
  if (Str = nil) or (Str^ = #0) then
     // Empty string
     SetLength(result, 0)
  else
  begin
     // Scan for path seperator
     lpszScan:=StrScan(Str, '\');
     // Check sep char
     if Assigned(lpszScan) then
     begin
        // Get path string
        SetString(result, Str, lpszScan-Str);
        // Set to sep char position
        Str:=lpszScan;
        // Push next
        Inc(Str);
     end
     else
     begin
        // Return whole string
        SetString(result, Str, StrLen(Str));
        // Set to end of string
        Str:=StrEnd(Str);
     end;
  end;

end;

function ItemByPath(Tree: TTreeView; Path: String): TTreeNode;
var  tnChild:       TTreeNode;
     lpszPath:      PChar;
     szPath:        String;
begin

  // Check path and tree item count
  if (Length(Path) = 0) or (Tree.Items.Count = 0) then
     // No item to return
     result:=nil
  else
  begin
     // Cast path
     lpszPath:=Pointer(Path);
     // Check against root
     if (CompareText(GetPathString(lpszPath), Tree.Items[0].Text) = 0) then
     begin
        // Get root item
        result:=Tree.Items[0];
        // While path is not null and node has children
        while (lpszPath^ > #0) and result.HasChildren do
        begin
           // Get next item path
           szPath:=GetPathString(lpszPath);
           // Get first child
           tnChild:=result.getFirstChild;
           // Walk the children
           while Assigned(tnChild) do
           begin
              // Check text, break if found
              if (CompareText(szPath, tnChild.Text) = 0) then break;
              // Next child
              tnChild:=tnChild.getNextSibling;
           end;
           // Break if no child
           if (tnChild = nil) then break;
           // Update result
           result:=tnChild;
        end;
     end;
  end;

end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin

  TreeView1.Items.AddChild(ItemByPath(TreeView1, 'My PC\C1'), 'Some child name');
  TreeView1.Items.AddChild(ItemByPath(TreeView1, 'My PC\C2'), 'Some child name');

end;
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Russell LibbySoftware Engineer, Advisory Commented:
Never mind...
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House_of_DexterCommented:
When working with TreeViews...get out of the idea of thinking about Index...matter of fact I would do my best not to use this property, other than finding ...
if you need to tranverse the Nodes...use Get and GetNext...if you need to transverse the Parents use GetNextSibling

aRootNode := TTreeView.Items[0]
aParentNode := TTreeView.Items.GetNextSibling;
if Assigned(aParentNode) then
begin
  aChildNode := aParentNode.GetFirstChild;
  if Assigned(aChildNode) then
  //do my code here...




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House_of_DexterCommented:
should be

other than finding ...the Root Node;
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CodedKAuthor Commented:
:)

Thanks for all the suggestions...

Can anyone tell me please how can i insert an OnClick event to subchild
when i dont know the index nor the name ?
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CodedKAuthor Commented:
Nevermind i got it i think.
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