Scrolling to the Selected Item

If you have an initially selected item (row) in a scrollable treelist, you may want to bring the focus to this itemwhen the page first loads. The following steps describe how to accomplish this:

  1. Set one of the items in the control as selected.

  2. Provide a handler for the client-side TreeListCreated event.

    1. In the event handler, locate the selected row using the get_selectedItems() method.

    2. Use the treelist's dataDiv to access the DOM element for the scrollable region of the treelist.

    3. Use the DOM element for the row to check if it is visible in the scrollable region. If it is not, set the scrollTop property of the scrollable region to scroll the treelist so that the selected rowis showing.

The following example demonstrates this technique:

<script type="text/javascript">
    function TreeListCreated(sender, eventArgs) {
        //gets the main table scrollArea HTLM element  
        var scrollArea = document.getElementById(sender.get_element().id + "_rtlData");
        var row = sender.get_selectedItems()[0];

        //if the position of the selected row is below the viewable treelist area  
        if (row) {
            if ((row.get_element().offsetTop - scrollArea.scrollTop) + row.get_element().offsetHeight + 20 > scrollArea.offsetHeight) {
                //scroll down to selected row  
                scrollArea.scrollTop = scrollArea.scrollTop + ((row.get_element().offsetTop - scrollArea.scrollTop) +
                              row.get_element().offsetHeight - scrollArea.offsetHeight) + row.get_element().offsetHeight;
            //if the position of the the selected row is above the viewable treelist area  
            else if ((row.get_element().offsetTop - scrollArea.scrollTop) < 0) {
                //scroll the selected row to the top  
                scrollArea.scrollTop = row.get_element().offsetTop;
<telerik:RadTreeList RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadTreeList1" runat="server" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1"
        AutoGenerateColumns="true" AllowPaging="true" DataKeyNames="EmployeeID" ParentDataKeyNames="ReportsTo">
            <Scrolling AllowScroll="true" UseStaticHeaders="true" SaveScrollPosition="true" ScrollHeight="150px" />
            <ClientEvents OnTreeListCreated="TreeListCreated" />
            <Selecting AllowItemSelection="true" />
<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthwindConnectionString %>"
    SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID, FirstName, LastName, ReportsTo FROM [Employees]" />
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (!IsPostBack)
        RadTreeList1.Items[0].ChildItems[4].Selected = true;
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    If Not IsPostBack Then
        RadTreeList1.Items(0).ChildItems(4).Selected = True
    End If
End Sub
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