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Add a Node in edit mode by Default

The example given below uses the OnContextMenuItemClick and NodeEdit events in conjunction with client-side script to enable the requested functionality.

The result is:

After clicking the context menu item with text Create of a random TreeView Node, a Node with text default will be added as last root Node in the TreeView structure and will be in edit mode. The changes in the text made by the user are reflected in the NodeEdit event handler. Review the code snippet below for further details:

function HighlightNode(value) {
    var tree = $find("<%= RadTreeView1.ClientID %>");
    var node = tree.findNodeByValue(value);
    if (node != null) {
private void AddNode(RadTreeViewContextMenuEventArgs e)
    RadTreeNode newNode = new RadTreeNode();
    newNode.Value = System.Guid.NewGuid().ToString();
    newNode.Text = "default";
    newNode.AllowEdit = true;
    string strScript = "Sys.Application.add_load(function(){ HighlightNode(\"" + newNode.Value + "\")})";
    ScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript(typeof(string), "ScriptKey", strScript, true);
    //if you are using RadAjaxManager, the above two lines should be replaced with:
    //string script = "HighlightNode(\"" + newNode.Value+ "\")";
protected void RadTreeView1_ContextMenuItemClick(object sender, RadTreeViewContextMenuEventArgs e)
    if (e.MenuItem.Text == "Create")
protected void RadTreeView1_NodeEdit(object sender, RadTreeNodeEditEventArgs e)
    RadTreeNode edited = e.Node;
    edited.Text = e.Text.ToString();
Private Sub AddNode(ByVal e As RadTreeViewContextMenuEventArgs)
    Dim newNode As New RadTreeNode()
    newNode.Value = System.Guid.NewGuid().ToString()
    newNode.Text = "default"
    newNode.AllowEdit = True
    Dim strScript As String = "Sys.Application.add_load(function(){ HighlightNode(""" + newNode.Value + """)})"
    ScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript(GetType(String), "ScriptKey", strScript, True)
    'if you are using RadAjaxManager, the above two lines should be replaced with:
    'string script = "HighlightNode(\"" + newNode.Value+ "\")";
End Sub
Protected Sub RadTreeView1_ContextMenuItemClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RadTreeViewContextMenuEventArgs)
    If e.MenuItem.Text = "Create" Then
    End If
End Sub
Protected Sub RadTreeView1_NodeEdit(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RadTreeNodeEditEventArgs)
    Dim edited As RadTreeNode = e.Node
    edited.Text = e.Text.ToString()
End Sub
<telerik:RadTreeView RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadTreeView1" OnNodeEdit="RadTreeView1_NodeEdit" OnContextMenuItemClick="RadTreeView1_ContextMenuItemClick"
        <telerik:RadTreeViewContextMenu runat="server" ID="RadTreeViewContextMenu">
                <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="Select" PostBack="True" />
                <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="Edit" PostBack="True" />
                <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="Create" PostBack="True" />

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