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.NET MAUI TreeView Control Template

The Telerik UI for .NET MAUI TreeView provides a ControlTemplate property, which defines the visual appearance of the control. To customize the looks of the TreeView, use the default template and modify it.

The control has a set of elements inside the ControlTemplate. These elements are CheckBox, Image, Expand/Collapse indicator, and Label. To customize the appearance of these elements, use the ControlTemplate.

The following example shows how to use the ControlTemplate and change the appearance of the control.

1. Define the RadTreeView control and the ControlTemplate:

            <!-- default control template with modifications for adding a button at the end -->
            <ControlTemplate x:Key="myTemplate">
                <telerik:RadBorder BackgroundColor="LightBlue"
                                       BorderColor="{TemplateBinding BorderColor}"
                                       BorderBrush="{TemplateBinding BorderBrush}"
                                       BorderThickness="{TemplateBinding BorderThickness}"
                                       CornerRadius="{TemplateBinding CornerRadius}"
                                       Padding="{TemplateBinding ContentPadding}">
                    <telerik:TreeViewItemLayout Indentation="{TemplateBinding Indentation}"
                                                Spacing="{TemplateBinding Spacing}">

                        <telerik:TreeViewItemExpandButton Style="{TemplateBinding ExpandButtonStyle}"
                                                              Command="{TemplateBinding ToggleExpandedCommand}"
                                                              TextColor="{TemplateBinding TextColor}"
                                                              IsExpanded="{TemplateBinding IsExpanded}"
                                                              IsLeaf="{TemplateBinding IsLeaf}"
                                                              IsEnabled="{TemplateBinding IsEnabled}"
                                                              IsVisible="{TemplateBinding IsExpandButtonVisible}" />
                        <telerik:TreeViewItemCheckBox Style="{TemplateBinding CheckBoxStyle}"
                                                          IsChecked="{TemplateBinding IsChecked}"
                                                          IsEnabled="{TemplateBinding IsEnabled}"
                                                          IsVisible="{TemplateBinding IsCheckBoxVisible}" />

                        <telerik:TreeViewItemImage Source="{TemplateBinding ImageSource}"
                                                       Style="{TemplateBinding ImageStyle}"
                                                       IsEnabled="{TemplateBinding IsEnabled}"
                                                       IsVisible="{TemplateBinding IsImageVisible}" />
                            <!-- content presenter for presenting the (ItemTemplate/Text if itemtemplate is not used) -->

                            <!-- added additional button at the end of the control template -->
                        <telerik:TreeViewItemButton Text="MyButton" WidthRequest="100" BackgroundColor="Red" HorizontalOptions="End"/>

            <Style TargetType="telerik:TreeViewItemView" x:Key="myStyle" >
                <!-- control template can be defined through style -->
                <Setter Property="ControlTemplate" Value="{StaticResource myTemplate}"/>
                <Setter Property="IsImageVisible" Value="True"/>

    <telerik:RadTreeView x:Name="treeView"
                         ItemStyle="{StaticResource myStyle}"
                         ItemsSource="{Binding Items}">
        <telerik:TreeViewDescriptor ItemsSourcePath="Children"
                                TargetType="{x:Type local:Item}" />

2. Add the telerik namespaces:


3. Create a sample Item class:

public class Item
    public Item(string name)
        this.Name = name;
        this.Children = new ObservableCollection<Item>();

    public string Name { get; set; }
    public IList<Item> Children { get; set; }

4. Add the ViewModel class:

public class ViewModel
    public ViewModel()
        Items = new ObservableCollection<Item>();
        Items.Add(new Item("My Projects")
            Children = new List<Item>()
                new Item("Using latest Telerik .NET MAUI controls")
                    Children = new ObservableCollection<Item>()
                        new Item("TreeView"),
                        new Item("Calendar"),
                        new Item("RichTextEditor"),
                        new Item("PdfViewer"),
                        new Item("SlideView"),
                        new Item("Chat"),
                new Item("Blank project")
        Items.Add(new Item("Shared Documents")
            Children = new List<Item>()
                new Item("Reports")
                    Children = new List<Item>()
                        new Item("October"),
                        new Item("November"),
                        new Item("December")
    public ObservableCollection<Item> Items { get; set; }

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