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Stéphane
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Stéphane asked on 04 Feb 2014, 04:59 PM
Hello,

I made a sample MVVM project where I have a ViewModel for my nodes:
public class WarehouseItem : INotifyPropertyChanged
    {
        public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;
 
        private bool isExpanded;
        private string name;
        private IList<WarehouseItem> m_items;
 
        public WarehouseItem(string name, int count, bool isExpanded = true)
        {
            this.Name = name;
            this.IsExpanded = isExpanded;
            this.Items = (from l_i in System.Linq.Enumerable.Range(0, count)
                          select new WarehouseItem("SubItem" + (l_i + 1), 0, false)).ToList();
        }
 
        public string Name
        {
            get
            {
                return this.name;
            }
            set
            {
                if (value != this.name)
                {
                    this.name = value;
                    this.OnPropertyChanged("Name");
                }
            }
        }
 
        public bool IsExpanded
        {
            get
            {
                return this.isExpanded;
            }
            set
            {
                if (value != this.isExpanded)
                {
                    this.isExpanded = value;
                    this.OnPropertyChanged("IsExpanded");
                }
            }
        }
 
        public IList<WarehouseItem> Items
        {
            get { return this.m_items; }
            set
            {
                if (this.m_items != value)
                {
                    this.m_items = value;
                    this.OnPropertyChanged("Items");
                }
            }
        }
 
        protected virtual void OnPropertyChanged(PropertyChangedEventArgs args)
        {
            PropertyChangedEventHandler handler = this.PropertyChanged;
            if (handler != null)
            {
                handler(this, args);
            }
        }
 
        private void OnPropertyChanged(string propertyName)
        {
            this.OnPropertyChanged(new PropertyChangedEventArgs(propertyName));
        }
    }


I have bound the IsExpanded property to a property of my ViewModel like this:
<telerik:RadTreeListView IsExpandedBinding="{Binding IsExpanded, Mode=TwoWay}"
                         AutoGenerateColumns="False" ItemsSource="{Binding}">
    <telerik:RadTreeListView.ChildTableDefinitions>
        <telerik:TreeListViewTableDefinition ItemsSource="{Binding Items}" />
    </telerik:RadTreeListView.ChildTableDefinitions>
    <telerik:RadTreeListView.Columns>
        <telerik:GridViewDataColumn DataMemberBinding="{Binding Name}"
                            Header="Name" />
        <telerik:GridViewDataColumn DataMemberBinding="{Binding IsExpanded}"
                            Header="Is Expanded" />
    </telerik:RadTreeListView.Columns>
</telerik:RadTreeListView>

And I was a little bit disappointed when I saw that if you add a node with a ViewModel where the IsExpanded property is already set to True, the node will be first collapsed than expanded.
If you have a lot of nodes and you refresh the state of the nodes frequently, it's really annoying.

Best regards,

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Yordanka
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answered on 06 Feb 2014, 04:30 PM
Hello St├ęphane,

Thank you for the feedback.

Actually, this is expected - the data is loaded and the binding is executed a little bit later. That's why expanding seems like that.

Regards,
Yordanka
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Arthur
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answered on 24 Jun 2016, 03:53 PM

Hi,

This behavior is really annoying. I have some commands like move row up/down, drag drop and even load where all the layout is jumping arround because the rows are inserted in collapsed state and expanded afterwards.

Is it an option to write a behavior with an attached property of type bool, bind the expanded state of my view model to that property and react on property change to set row.IsExpanded to that value immediately?

I do not need a Dispatcher.BeginInvoke inbetween.

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Dilyan Traykov
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answered on 28 Jun 2016, 02:26 PM
Hello Arthur,

I'm afraid that as my colleague already mentioned, this behavior is expected and cannot be bypassed.

Regards,
Dilyan Traykov
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