RadTreeView node text highlight/selection

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  1. Richard Ness
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    Oct 2009

    Posted 02 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    I'm trying to figure out how to get the treeview to allow clean text selection of the text in the nodes and items inside node templates (labels etc). I have searched all over for a solution to this and it seems to be that different versions of RadTreeView allow this while others do not.

    For example here, you can highlight the text of the nodes and smaller parts of the text fine:

    Yet in this newer example, you can't:

    You can sometimes select the text if you start clicking far outside the node and drag, but there is no way to select sub parts of the node text.

    If anyone has any idea how to get text selection to work properly with TreeView please help!
  2. Dimitar Terziev
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    Posted 08 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Richard,

    In the current implementation of the RadTreeView you are not allowed to make a text selection. This is set in our base styles and scripts.

    All the best,
    Dimitar Terziev
    the Telerik team

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  3. Robin
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    Sep 2014

    Posted 12 Jun 2015 in reply to Dimitar Terziev Link to this post

    Is this still an issue? Is there any way around it or to override the fact you cannot select text?

    My scenario is that I have products in a grid by category (represented by a tree control of categories). 

     I can't select my product display name or part number because the grid is in a tree node and I need that to be selectable.

     Any ideas?


  4. Dimitar Terziev
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    Posted 17 Jun 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Robin,

    You could use the following code snippet in order to enable the text selection of the node text.
    <telerik:RadTreeView ID="RadTreeView1" runat="server">
            <telerik:RadTreeNode Text="Item1" runat="server"></telerik:RadTreeNode>
            <telerik:RadTreeNode Text="Item2" runat="server"></telerik:RadTreeNode>
            <telerik:RadTreeNode Text="Item3" runat="server"></telerik:RadTreeNode>
            <telerik:RadTreeNode Text="Item4" runat="server"></telerik:RadTreeNode>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $telerik.$(function() {
            $telerik.$(".rtIn").on("selectstart", function(e) {

    Please note that this may interfere with the internal logic of the control.

    Dimitar Terziev
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