Do you use TreeView control instead of XML control?

Last updated by Brook Jeynes [SSW] 9 months ago.See history

Both controls can represent XML hierarchical data and support Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) templates, which can be used to transform an XML file into a the correct format and structure. While TreeView can apply Styles more easily, provide special properties that simplify the customization of the appearance of elements based on their current state.

<asp:Xml ID="Xml1" runat="server" DocumentSource="~/Web.xml"

Figure: Bad example - Use XML to represent XML document using XSL Transformations

<asp:TreeView ID="TreeView1" runat="server" DataSourceID="siteMapDataSource"
ImageSet="Faq" SkipLinkText =""> 
<ParentNodeStyle Font-Bold="False" /> 
<HoverNodeStyle Font-Underline="True" ForeColor="Purple" />   
<SelectedNodeStyle Font-Underline="True" HorizontalPadding="0px"
VerticalPadding="0px" /> 
<NodeStyle Font-Names="Tahoma" Font-Size="8pt" ForeColor="DarkBlue"
HorizontalPadding="5px" NodeSpacing="0px" VerticalPadding="0px" />
<asp:SiteMapDataSource ID="siteMapDataSource"  runat="server" />

Figure: Good example - Use TreeView to represent XML hierarchical data

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