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Need help adding functionallity to simple Javascript expandable item tree

GrrWolfie asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
So I need to add the following,
1. A folder maximize and minimize link next to each folder. They'd operate by changing the "expand:" value in the array to true or false and redraw the array by calling createList(myArray). I just have no idea how to find all the parents beyond the first for this link. I'm also veeeeery new to this object passed "parenting" i'm struggling with the information available on the web on this when attempting to apply it to this code.
2. Each non-folder will have a <input type="text" value="?"> field, inside will be the full path (all parents) to that item + the item.
Example: "Ultra Purple" would show as Colors\Special\Purple\Ultra Purple
3. Instead of a list i'd like to use multiple &nbsp; tags for tabbing things over.

Many thanks, this would be a huge help i'm massively stuck.

Here's what I got so far! (credit to djon2003 for his awesome code :) )
- I get this error: "You may not start a |i] tag within a |i] tag" (replace "|" with "["), I had to change all instances of |i] to "|i]" to get it to post. To test it they'll need to be changed back. Anyone know how to get around that?

<div id="thecontainer"></div>

<script language="JavaScript">
var myArray= 
{name:"Colors",expand:true, children :
                  {name:"Ultra Purple",expand:true,children:[]},
{name:"Price range",expand:false,children: 
var divContainer = document.getElementById('thecontainer');
divContainer.innerHTML = createList(myArray);
function createList(nodes, parent, level){
   if (level=="undefined"){
   var html="<ul>";
   if(parent!=undefined && parent.expand!=true){
      var html = "<ul style=\"display:none\">"
      var html="<ul>"
   for(var i = 0; i < nodes.length; i++) {
      //Do something  with nodes[i].name and other values
      if (nodes[i].children.length!=0){

         //Here's where I'd add a folder expansion button, need an example! :X

      html += nodes[i].name;
      if (nodes[i].children.length!=0){

         html+=createList(nodes[i].children, nodes[i], level + 1);
   return html;

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