It is sometimes useful to export a
TreeView object. You can use this to populate the
TreeView next time you start the application, and so on. This article will show how to implement this feature.
Please note that I am not using the
System.Xml namespace because the file is built dynamically during the used recursive function, and because of speed.
How to do
First, we read the root element of the
TreeView in our method
exportToXml(). Using the root element, we call the method
This is a recursive function which parses every node.
private static void parseNode(TreeNode tn)
IEnumerator ie = tn.Nodes.GetEnumerator();
string parentnode = "";
parentnode = tn.Text;
TreeNode ctn = (TreeNode) ie.Current;
if (ctn.GetNodeCount(true) == 0)
sr.Write("<" + ctn.Text + ">");
if (ctn.GetNodeCount(true) > 0)
sr.Write("</" + parentnode + ">");
For receiving all nodes, we use enumerators. The enumerators contain the nodes and we iterate through to receive the names and the values. Please note that the variable
sr is a
StreamReader object which I use to write the XML data into a file. This variable is defined outside of this method.
How to use the code
Have a look at the sample-code to see how to use the class