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Old June 23rd, 2006, 10:02 AM
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Default tree view delete..Urgent help plz

i have a folder view which list all my folders in a tree view form. My requirement is, after selecting a folder if i send a delete command it has to delete all folders and its contents. Problem is only after deleting the files in the subfolders,i can delete the folder. i need to do an recursive search. Urgent.... plzzzzzzzz reply. I am using c# windows application.

say my tree view looks like this... if i delete the folder 1. it should find out all the subfolders. Should delete 13 first and 122 and then 121 and 12 and 11.

plzzzzzzz do guide me... Thanks in advance...:(
Old June 23rd, 2006, 06:34 PM
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Off the top of my head:

void DeleteNode (TreeView parent_tree, TreeNode selected_node)
    if (selected_node != null)
        for (int x = 0; x < selected_node.Nodes.Count; x++)
            DeleteNode (selected_node.Nodes[x]);

        // logic for removing node from parent_tree.

This is a recursive function that loops through and deletes all the child nodes of a particular node before deleting that node. Note that each time the function gets called, it first loops into the child nodes of the one passed in the parameter, until one is reached that has no children. THEN the logic for removing the node from the tree is executed.

The EXIT CONDITION for this recursive logic is to reach a node that has no children. This is reasonable, so long as we no that the tree view doesn't have an infinite child structure (which it shouldn't). Alternatively, a null value in the selected_node parameter will stop the function.

Be careful with recursive functions! Incorrectly used, they can create bad stuff!


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