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TreeView Child Node Population

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//I have a TreeView that I am dynamically filling with values from a //database. First, when the page loads I call a function to fill the //initial server node: 
 
private void FillServStatusList()
		{
			MySelectCommand.CommandText =  "Select Status_Desc from Server_Status ORDER BY Server_Status_ID";
			dreader = MySelectCommand.ExecuteReader();
			cmbServStatus.Items.Clear();
			while (dreader.Read())
			{
				cmbServStatus.Items.Add(dreader["Status_Desc"].ToString());
			}
			dreader.Close();
		}
 
//Next, when the user clicks the node, I call another function: 
private void tvwServDB_AfterSelect(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.TreeViewEventArgs e)
		{
            FillServerNode(tvwServDB.SelectedNode);
		}
 
		private void FillServerNode(TreeNode myNode)
		{
			//MySelectCommand.CommandText =  "nsp_get_database @server_name = '" + myNode.Text + "'";
            MySelectCommand.CommandText = "uspGetServerNode @StatusDesc = '" + myNode.Text + "'";
			dreader = MySelectCommand.ExecuteReader();
			while (dreader.Read())
			{
                TreeNode thisNode = myNode.Nodes.Add(dreader["Server_Name"].ToString());
				// WorkNode.ForeColor = tvwServDB.SelectedNode.ForeColor;
				//thisNode.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
			}
			dreader.Close();
		}
 
//This populates the nodes with child info. How can I add to this so that I can had some child, child rows?

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There are at least two ways, hard to say wich one suites you.

First way is to add child nodes to an existing child as soon as this child is created. In your while loop you do something like:

                        while (dreader.Read())
                        {
                               TreeNode thisNode = myNode.Nodes.Add(dreader["Server_Name"].ToString());
                                thisNode.Nodes.Add("child of child");// you need to figure out what to add to this specific node
                                // WorkNode.ForeColor = tvwServDB.SelectedNode.ForeColor;
                                //thisNode.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
                        }



Second way is to find a node you want to add children to after all children are added to the root.
You just iterate through children nodes of the root and select one based on some your criteria (text, tag, something else?), and finally add children to this root child.
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by:computerstreber
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You solution works, however, I am looking for how to add additional nodes based off of database output. For example, my database has a status table, a server table, and a database table. All servers must have one status and databases must be assigned to at least one server. Thus, my initial query sets the status nodes, then when the node is selected a function is called that populates those nodes with the corresponding server. Now, when either a node is clicked or when the server codes get populated I want to fill the server nodes with all the databases that reside on that particular server. How can I implement that?
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by:anarki_jimbel
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Honestly, not enough information to tell exactly how to do.

As I understand you want to populate nodes when user clicks (selects)  the node.
There are some complications. Easy one - if the node has no children at the moment - there is no "+" sign next to it. really it is quite common situatiuon. What people do is they add some senseless dummy node as a child node to a normal, say, "server",node. And when this "server" node is expanded the dummy node should be removed.

How to populate... Not very sure. I'd try the following approach. When creatin these, e.g.,  "server" nodes I'd attach some information to them as a tag (can be any object) , for example, server name. When node is clicked we take this server name, generate sql query (use precompiled one), run query and populate the node.
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