How to: Connect to Hierarchical Data

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This example shows how to create a self referencing data structure and display it within the TreeListControl.

<Window 

    xmlns:dxt="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/grid"    
        x:Class="TreeList_DataBinding.MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525">
    <Grid>
        <dxt:TreeListControl Name="treeList">
            <dxt:TreeListControl.Columns>
                <dxt:TreeListColumn FieldName="Name" Header="Employee Name" />
                <dxt:TreeListColumn FieldName="Position" />
                <dxt:TreeListColumn FieldName="Department" />
            </dxt:TreeListControl.Columns>
            <dxt:TreeListControl.View>
                <dxt:TreeListView Name="treeListView1" AutoWidth="True"
                                  KeyFieldName="ID" ParentFieldName="ParentID" />
            </dxt:TreeListControl.View>
        </dxt:TreeListControl>
    </Grid>
</Window>
using System.Windows;

namespace TreeList_DataBinding {
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class MainWindow : Window {
        public MainWindow() {
            InitializeComponent();
            treeList.ItemsSource = Stuff.GetStuff();
            treeListView1.ExpandAllNodes();
        }
    }
}
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

namespace TreeList_DataBinding {

    public class Employee {
        public int ID { get; set; }
        public int ParentID { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public string Position { get; set; }
        public string Department { get; set; }
    }

    public static class Stuff {
        public static List<Employee> GetStuff() {
            List<Employee> stuff = new List<Employee>();
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 1, ParentID = 0, Name = "Gregory S. Price", Department = "", Position = "President" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 2, ParentID = 1, Name = "Irma R. Marshall", Department = "Marketing", Position = "Vice President" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 3, ParentID = 1, Name = "John C. Powell", Department = "Operations", Position = "Vice President" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 4, ParentID = 1, Name = "Christian P. Laclair", Department = "Production", Position = "Vice President" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 5, ParentID = 1, Name = "Karen J. Kelly", Department = "Finance", Position = "Vice President" });

            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 6, ParentID = 2, Name = "Brian C. Cowling", Department = "Marketing", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 7, ParentID = 2, Name = "Thomas C. Dawson", Department = "Marketing", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 8, ParentID = 2, Name = "Angel M. Wilson", Department = "Marketing", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 9, ParentID = 2, Name = "Bryan R. Henderson", Department = "Marketing", Position = "Manager" });

            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 10, ParentID = 3, Name = "Harold S. Brandes", Department = "Operations", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 11, ParentID = 3, Name = "Michael S. Blevins", Department = "Operations", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 12, ParentID = 3, Name = "Jan K. Sisk", Department = "Operations", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 13, ParentID = 3, Name = "Sidney L. Holder", Department = "Operations", Position = "Manager" });

            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 14, ParentID = 4, Name = "James L. Kelsey", Department = "Production", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 15, ParentID = 4, Name = "Howard M. Carpenter", Department = "Production", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 16, ParentID = 4, Name = "Jennifer T. Tapia", Department = "Production", Position = "Manager" });

            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 17, ParentID = 5, Name = "Judith P. Underhill", Department = "Finance", Position = "Manager" });
            stuff.Add(new Employee() { ID = 18, ParentID = 5, Name = "Russell E. Belton", Department = "Finance", Position = "Manager" });
            return stuff;
        }
    }
}