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Posted on 2007-03-19
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I want to sort my TreeView alphabetically.

So all the Nodes, and all of their children are sorted alphabetically.

I have searched previous solutions and found this bubble search:


   public static void SortNodes(System.Windows.Forms.TreeNode _Node)
    {
      SortTreeNodes(_Node.Nodes);
    }

    public static void RecurseTree(System.Windows.Forms.TreeNodeCollection _Nodes, ProcessNodeDelegate FunctionToCall)
    {
      if (_Nodes == null || FunctionToCall == null)
      {
        return;
      }
      foreach (System.Windows.Forms.TreeNode Child in _Nodes)
      {
        RecurseTree(Child.Nodes, FunctionToCall);
        FunctionToCall(Child);
      }
    }
    public delegate void ProcessNodeDelegate(System.Windows.Forms.TreeNode _Node);

    public static void SortTreeView(System.Windows.Forms.TreeView _TreeView)
    {
      RecurseTree(_TreeView.Nodes, new ProcessNodeDelegate(SortNodes));
    }

    public static void SortTreeNodes(TreeNodeCollection _Nodes)
    {
      for (int i = 0; i < _Nodes.Count - 1; i++)
      {
        for (int j = _Nodes.Count - 1; j > i; j--)
        {
          if (((IComparable)_Nodes[j - 1].Tag).CompareTo(_Nodes[j].Tag) >= 0)
          {
            TreeNode tmp = _Nodes[j];
            _Nodes[j] = _Nodes[j - 1];
            _Nodes[j - 1] = tmp;
          }
        }
      }
    }
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Kate12 earned 2000 total points
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you can use:

TreeView.Sort();

In case you want to control de sorting of the tree you'll have to use the TreeView property "TreeViewNodeSorter" which implements a IComparer.

treeView.TreeViewNodeSorter = new NodeSorter();

// Node sorter
class NodeSorter : IComparer
{
    public int Compare(object x, object y)
    {
        TreeNode nodeX = (TreeNode)x;
        TreeNode nodeY = (TreeNode)y;
        return nodeX.Text.CompareTo(nodeY.Text);
    }
}
HTH
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by:directxBOB
ID: 18753906
Do I not require a cast for this?

treeView.TreeViewNodeSorter = new NodeSorter();
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by:Kate12
ID: 18753926
No casting is needed because the NodeSorter implements the IComparer.
But again, try using the TreeView.Sort() without creating a  custom TreeViewNodeSorter. Create a custom one if your sorting is more complex than the example I posted (NodeSorter).
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