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, 11 Sep 2011
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Easy way to sort nodes in a TreeView using a recursive function.
A few days ago, I needed to sort the nodes of a tree view. The solutions that I found over the Internet did not please me, so I decided to write my own. This solution is a simple recursive function that sorts tree nodes in an alphabetic order.

Create your tree view and add your nodes:

TreeView mytree = new TreeView();
//add your nodes here

Then simply call the sort function with the main node as the argument:

sort(node);

Here is the recursive function:

private void sort(TreeNode node)
{
    foreach (TreeNode n in node.ChildNodes)
        sort(n);
    try
    {
        TreeNode temp = null;
        List<TreeNode> childs = new List<TreeNode>();
        while(node.ChildNodes.Count>0)
        {
            foreach (TreeNode n in node.ChildNodes)
                if (temp == null || n.Text[0] < temp.Text[0])
                    temp = n;
            node.ChildNodes.Remove(temp);
            childs.Add(temp);
            temp = null;
        }
        node.ChildNodes.Clear();
        foreach (TreeNode a in childs)
            node.ChildNodes.Add(a);
    }
    catch { }
}

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Comments and Discussions

 
Suggestioncompare full words PinmemberKlimovec12-Apr-12 2:49 
GeneralHeyy it worked for me. Currently i have a treeview which pop... Pinmemberrjkumar19879-Jan-12 2:27 
GeneralRe: just replace the logical comparison "n.Text[0] < temp.Text[0... Pinmemberbrunofer200714-Jan-12 23:59 
General1-The datasource should be sort not the tree in asp.net. An... PinmemberJoePatent13-Sep-11 8:03 
GeneralRe: 1 - Sometimes a TreeView doesn't have necessarily a datasour... Pinmemberbrunofer200714-Sep-11 0:36 
GeneralCould I ask, why can't you use the default TreeView Sort met... PinmemberGeorge Swan11-Sep-11 20:11 
GeneralRe: Hello George, as you can see in the title, this solution is ... Pinmemberbrunofer200711-Sep-11 22:21 
Hello George,
as you can see in the title, this solution is for ASP.NET TreeView control.
The method you mentioned works fine in WinForms Controls, but it's not present on this WebForm control.

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