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TreeViewControl.ChildNodesPath Property

Gets or sets the name of the field that contains child nodes. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v22.1.dll


public string ChildNodesPath { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

The name of the field that contains child nodes.


Use the ChildNodesPath property to bind the TreeViewControl to a collection if all objects have the same field that contains child nodes.

You can use the HasChildNodesPath property to control whether a node has children.

To build a tree structure, set the ChildNodesPath property to a field that contains child nodes (the Employees field in the code sample below).

<dxg:TreeViewControl ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDepartments}" 
using System.Windows;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Collections.ObjectModel;
using DevExpress.Mvvm;

namespace TreeViewChildNodesSelector {
    public class MainWindowViewModel : ViewModelBase {
        public MainWindowViewModel() {
            EmployeeDepartments = Departments.GetDepartments();
        public List<EmployeeDepartment> EmployeeDepartments { get; set; }
    public class Employee {
        public Employee(int id, string name) {
            ID = id;
            Name = name;
        public int ID { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
    public class EmployeeDepartment {
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public ObservableCollection<Employee> Employees { get; }
        public bool HasChildNodes { get; set; }

        public EmployeeDepartment(string name, IEnumerable<Employee> employees) {
            Name = name;
            Employees = new ObservableCollection<Employee>(employees);
    public static class Departments {
        public static List<EmployeeDepartment> GetDepartments() {
            List<EmployeeDepartment> departments = new List<EmployeeDepartment> {
                new EmployeeDepartment("Management", new Employee[] {
                new Employee(0, "Gregory S. Price")
                }, true),
                new EmployeeDepartment("Marketing", new Employee[] {
                new Employee(1, "Irma R. Marshall"),
                new Employee(2, "Brian C. Cowling"),
                new Employee(3, "Thomas C. Dawson"),
                new Employee(4, "Bryan R. Henderson"),
                }, true),
                new EmployeeDepartment("Operations", new Employee[] {
                new Employee(5, "John C. Powell"),
                new Employee(6, "Harold S. Brandes"),
                new Employee(7, "Jan K. Sisk"),
                new Employee(8, "Sidney L. Holder"),
                }, true),
                new EmployeeDepartment("Production", new Employee[] {
                new Employee(9, "Christian P. Laclair"),
                new Employee(10, "James L. Kelsey"),
                new Employee(11, "Howard M. Carpenter"),
                new Employee(12, "Jennifer T. Tapia"),
                new EmployeeDepartment("Finance", new Employee[] {
                new Employee(13, "Karen J. Kelly"),
                new Employee(14, "Judith P. Underhill"),
                new Employee(15, "Russell E. Belton"),
            return departments;

Set the TreeListView.AllowChildNodeSourceUpdates property to true to update child nodes when you set the collection property to a new value.

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