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PanelBar Data Binding to Hierarchical Data

This article explains how to bind the PanelBar for Blazor to hierarchical data.

Hierarchical data means that the collection child items is provided in a field of its parent's model. By default, this is the Items field. If there are items for a certain node, it will have an expand icon. The HasChildren field can override this, however, but it is not required for hierarchical data binding.

This approach of providing nodes lets you gather separate collections of data and/or use different models at each different level. Note that the data binding settings are per level, so a certain level will always use the same bindings, regardless of the model they represent and their parent.

Example of hierarchical data that uses different models for the parent and the child. Using different models is not required.

@* Provide heirarchical collection of items to the PanelBar *@

<div style="width: 30%;">
    <TelerikPanelBar Data="@Items">
        <PanelBarBindings>
            <PanelBarBinding ItemsField="Items"></PanelBarBinding> @*The ItemsField is not required because the name of the field in the model maps to the binding attribute *@
        </PanelBarBindings>
    </TelerikPanelBar>
</div>

@code {
    public List<PanelBarItem> Items { get; set; }

    public class PanelBarItem
    {
        public string Text { get; set; }
        public List<PanelBarItem> Items { get; set; }
    }

    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        Items = new List<PanelBarItem>()
        {
            new PanelBarItem()
            {
                Text = "Item 1",
                Items = new List<PanelBarItem>()
                {
                    new PanelBarItem()
                    {
                        Text = "Item 1.1"
                    },
                    new PanelBarItem()
                    {
                        Text = "Item 1.2",
                        Items = new List<PanelBarItem>()
                        {   
                            new PanelBarItem()
                            {
                                Text = "Item 1.2.1"
                            },
                            new PanelBarItem()
                            {
                                Text = "Item 1.2.2"
                            }
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            new PanelBarItem()
            {
                Text = "Item 2",
                Items = new List<PanelBarItem>()
                {
                    new PanelBarItem()
                    {
                        Text = "Item 2.1",
                        Items = new List<PanelBarItem>()
                        {
                            new PanelBarItem()
                            {
                                Text = "Item 2.1.1"
                            }
                        }
                    },
                    new PanelBarItem()
                    {
                        Text = "Item 2.2"
                    }
                }
            },
            new PanelBarItem()
            {
                Text = "Item 3"
            }
        };

        base.OnInitialized();
    }
}

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