ItemEditTemplateSelector

Telerik RadTreeView also supports ItemEditTemplateSelector. This tutorial will walk you through the common task of creating and applying ItemEditTemplateSelector.

If you want to read about ItemEditTemplate, see the main topic ItemEditTemplate.

ItemEditTemplateSelector

The most common use of the "selectors" is to display different kind of data (different kind of items).

For the purpose of this tutorial will be used the following treeview declaration:

<UserControl.Resources> 
 
    <sampleData:RadTreeViewSampleData x:Key="DataSource"/> 
 
    <DataTemplate x:Key="Team"> 
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
            <TextBlock Text="{Binding TeamName}" Foreground="{Binding TeamColor}"/> 
            <TextBlock Text=" | Count#"/> 
            <TextBlock Text="{Binding Count}"/> 
        </StackPanel> 
    </DataTemplate> 
 
    <HierarchicalDataTemplate x:Key="Division" ItemTemplate="{StaticResource Team}" 
        ItemsSource="{Binding Teams}"> 
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
            <TextBlock Text="{Binding DivisionName}" Foreground="{Binding DivisionColor}"/> 
            <TextBlock Text=" | Count#"/> 
            <TextBlock Text="{Binding Count}"/> 
        </StackPanel> 
    </HierarchicalDataTemplate> 
 
    <HierarchicalDataTemplate x:Key="League" ItemTemplate="{StaticResource Division}" 
        ItemsSource="{Binding Divisions}"> 
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
            <TextBlock Text="{Binding LeagueName}" Foreground="{Binding LeagueColor}"/> 
            <TextBlock Text=" | Count#"/> 
            <TextBlock Text="{Binding Count}"/> 
        </StackPanel> 
    </HierarchicalDataTemplate> 
 
</UserControl.Resources> 
 
<Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White"> 
 
    <telerik:RadTreeView x:Name="radTreeView" 
           IsEditable="True" Margin="8" 
           ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource DataSource}, Path=LeaguesDataSource}" 
           ItemTemplate="{StaticResource League}"/> 
 
</Grid> 

If you want to read more about HierarchicalDataTemplate and DataBinding, see the main topics about HierarchicalDataTemplate and Binding to Object.

  • Create three DataTemplates in the resources of your application. These templates will be used by the selector as edit templates.

    • LeagueItemEditTemplate

              <DataTemplate x:Key="LeagueItemEditTemplate"> 
                  <Grid> 
                      <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
                          <TextBox Text="{Binding LeagueName, Mode=TwoWay}"/> 
                          <telerik:RadMaskedNumericInput Mask="#" Value="{Binding Count, Mode=OneWay}"/> 
                      </StackPanel> 
                  </Grid> 
              </DataTemplate> 
      
    • DivisionItemEditTemplate

              <DataTemplate x:Key="DivisionItemEditTemplate"> 
                  <Grid> 
                      <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
                          <telerik:RadMaskedNumericInput Mask="#" Value="{Binding Count, Mode=OneWay}"/> 
                          <TextBox Text="{Binding DivisionName, Mode=TwoWay}"/> 
                      </StackPanel> 
                  </Grid> 
              </DataTemplate> 
      
    • TeamItemEditTemplate

              <DataTemplate x:Key="TeamItemEditTemplate"> 
                  <Grid> 
                      <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
                          <TextBox Text="{Binding TeamName, Mode=TwoWay}"/> 
                          <TextBlock Text=" | "/>                      
                          <telerik:RadMaskedNumericInput Mask="#" Value="{Binding Count, Mode=OneWay}"/> 
                      </StackPanel> 
                  </Grid> 
              </DataTemplate> 
      

    In order to use the Telerik RadMaskedNumericInput you need to add a reference to the Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input assembly in your user control.

    These are the three DataTemplates, which will be used as edit templates. Accordingly, when the object type is League, then the LeagueItemEditTemplate will be applied; when the object type is Division, then the DivisionItemEditTemplate will be applied; when the object type is Team, then the TeamItemEditTemplate will be applied.

The next step is to create a selector where the logic about selecting the right template will be.

  • Create a new class, named LeagueItemEditTemplateSelector, which derives from DataTemplateSelector.

        public class LeagueDataTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector 
        { 
        } 
    
        Public Class LeagueDataTemplateSelector 
            Inherits DataTemplateSelector 
        End Class 
    
  • Override the SelectTemplate method and implement your custom logic in it. The method accepts as arguments an object and a DependencyObject. The object argument is the actual object being bound and the DependecyObject is the container for it.

        <UserControl.Resources> 
     
            <sampleData:RadTreeViewSampleData x:Key="DataSource"/> 
     
            <DataTemplate x:Key="Team"> 
                <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding TeamName}" Foreground="{Binding TeamColor}"/> 
                    <TextBlock Text=" | Count#"/> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding Count}"/> 
                </StackPanel> 
            </DataTemplate> 
     
            <HierarchicalDataTemplate x:Key="Division" ItemTemplate="{StaticResource Team}" 
                ItemsSource="{Binding Teams}"> 
                <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding DivisionName}" Foreground="{Binding DivisionColor}"/> 
                    <TextBlock Text=" | Count#"/> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding Count}"/> 
                </StackPanel> 
            </HierarchicalDataTemplate> 
     
            <HierarchicalDataTemplate x:Key="League" ItemTemplate="{StaticResource Division}" 
                ItemsSource="{Binding Divisions}"> 
                <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding LeagueName}" Foreground="{Binding LeagueColor}"/> 
                    <TextBlock Text=" | Count#"/> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding Count}"/> 
                </StackPanel> 
            </HierarchicalDataTemplate> 
     
        </UserControl.Resources> 
     
        <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White"> 
     
            <telerik:RadTreeView x:Name="radTreeView" 
                   IsEditable="True" Margin="8" 
                   ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource DataSource}, Path=LeaguesDataSource}" 
                   ItemTemplate="{StaticResource League}"/> 
     
        </Grid> 
    

        public class LeagueItemEditTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector 
        { 
            private DataTemplate leagueTemplate; 
            private DataTemplate divisionTemplate; 
            private DataTemplate teamTemplate; 
            public override DataTemplate SelectTemplate( object item, DependencyObject container ) 
            { 
                if ( item is League ) 
                    return this.leagueTemplate; 
                else if ( item is Division ) 
                    return this.divisionTemplate; 
                else if ( item is Team ) 
                    return this.teamTemplate; 
                return null; 
            } 
            public DataTemplate LeagueTemplate 
            { 
                get 
                { 
                    return leagueTemplate; 
                } 
                set 
                { 
                    leagueTemplate = value; 
                } 
            } 
            public DataTemplate DivisionTemplate 
            { 
                get 
                { 
                    return divisionTemplate; 
                } 
                set 
                { 
                    divisionTemplate = value; 
                } 
            } 
            public DataTemplate TeamTemplate 
            { 
                get 
                { 
                    return teamTemplate; 
                } 
                set 
                { 
                    teamTemplate = value; 
                } 
            } 
        } 
    
        Public Class LeagueItemEditTemplateSelector 
            Inherits DataTemplateSelector 
            Private m_leagueTemplate As DataTemplate 
            Private m_divisionTemplate As DataTemplate 
            Private m_teamTemplate As DataTemplate 
     
            Public Overloads Overrides Function SelectTemplate(ByVal item As Object, ByVal container As DependencyObject) As DataTemplate 
                If TypeOf item Is League Then 
                    Return Me.m_leagueTemplate 
                ElseIf TypeOf item Is Division Then 
                    Return Me.m_divisionTemplate 
                ElseIf TypeOf item Is Team Then 
                    Return Me.m_teamTemplate 
                End If 
     
                Return Nothing 
            End Function 
     
            Public Property LeagueTemplate() As DataTemplate 
                Get 
                    Return m_leagueTemplate 
                End Get 
                Set(ByVal value As DataTemplate) 
                    m_leagueTemplate = value 
                End Set 
            End Property 
     
            Public Property DivisionTemplate() As DataTemplate 
                Get 
                    Return m_divisionTemplate 
                End Get 
                Set(ByVal value As DataTemplate) 
                    m_divisionTemplate = value 
                End Set 
            End Property 
     
            Public Property TeamTemplate() As DataTemplate 
                Get 
                    Return m_teamTemplate 
                End Get 
                Set(ByVal value As DataTemplate) 
                    m_teamTemplate = value 
                End Set 
            End Property 
        End Class 
    
  • Define the created selector as a resource in your XAML and set it to the ItemEditTemplateSelector property.

        <UserControl.Resources> 
     
        <sampleData:LeagueItemEditTemplateSelector x:Key="myEditDataTemplateSelector" 
            LeagueTemplate="{StaticResource LeagueItemEditTemplate}" 
            DivisionTemplate="{StaticResource DivisionItemEditTemplate}" 
            TeamTemplate="{StaticResource TeamItemEditTemplate}"/> 
     
        </UserControl.Resources> 
    

        <telerik:RadTreeView x:Name="radTreeView" 
           IsEditable="True" Margin="8" 
           ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource DataSource}, Path=LeaguesDataSource}" 
           ItemTemplate="{StaticResource League}" 
           ItemEditTemplate="{x:Null}" 
           ItemEditTemplateSelector="{StaticResource myEditDataTemplateSelector}"/> 
    

The Telerik RadTreeView provides a default ItemEditTemplate which takes precedence. That's why in order to use ItemEditTemplateSelector, you need to null the ItemEditTemplate. In code this is trivial, in XAML can be done with the following: ItemEditTemplate="{x:Null}"

Don't forget to null the ItemEditTemplate, because otherwise your template selector won't be applied.

Here are some snapshots when you edit an object of type League and when you edit an object of type Team:

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