Populating TreeView Control from XML file


The blog post demonstrates how to populate TreeView Control using XML file in C#.NET. 

The TreeView control has a Nodes collection with root TreeNode objects. Each TreeNode in turn has its own Nodes collection that holds more than one child TreeNode. 

<TreeNode object>.Nodes.Add (TreeNode node) method adds a new TreeNode element with a specified text to the end of the current TreeNode collection. 


Step 1: Variables Declaration

DataSet set = new DataSet();  //To store Tables from XML Document


TreeNode parent;              //store Main Table Names

TreeNode child;               //store Contents of Main Table

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Step 2: XML file contents tables as shown in below format.


      <Customer CustID="202" Name="Pratik Ghanwat" Contact="8657413501"/>

      <Customer CustID="203" Name="Sohan Dal"      Contact="9746292005"/>

      <Customer CustID="204" Name="Sujit Dalvi"    Contact="8855572178"/>

      <Customer CustID="205" Name="Sushant Shinde" Contact="9835621704"/>

            <Customer CustID="206" Name="Amey Kulkarni"  Contact="9845671203"/>


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Step 3: Now retrieve the values from XML File and add it to the Nodes Collection of TreeView Control.

//Read Contents of XML Document


for (int i = 0; i < set.Tables.Count; i++) 


      //Get the Name of Main Table

      parent = treeView1.Nodes.Add(set.Tables[i].TableName);


      //Get Contents of Main Table

      for (int j = 1; j < set.Tables[i].Rows.Count; j++) 

                    child = parent.Nodes.Add(set.Tables[i].Rows[j][2].ToString());


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Intended Result:

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In this writing, we learned how to populate content from XML file to TreeView Control in C#.
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