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Filtering

The TreeView provides a mechanism for rendering a filter input as well as built-in filter handling through the kendoTreeViewHierarchyBinding and kendoTreeViewFlatDataBinding directives.

The TreeView does not support server-side data filtering.

Built-in Filter Input Element

To show the default built-in filter input element, set the filterable prop of your TreeView to true. It is set to false by default. Once filterable is set to true, the TreeView will start emitting a filterChange event. You could then either use one of the data-binding directives, or handle the filterChange event manually.

Built-in Filtering

You could use the kendoTreeViewHierarchyBinding or the kendoTreeViewFlatDataBinding directive to take advantage of their built-in filtering. This could be done in one of two ways:

Filtering Using the Hierarchy Binding Directive

Using the kendoTreeViewHierarchyBinding directive with filterable set to true:

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Using the kendoTreeViewHierarchyBinding filtering by passing it a filter prop from an external source:

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Filtering Using the Flat Binding Directive

Using the kendoTreeViewFlatDataBinding directive with filterable set to true:

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Using the kendoTreeViewFlatDataBinding filtering by passing it a filter prop from an external source:

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Filter Settings

The built-in filtering can be fine-tuned by passing a filterSettings input to whichever data-binding directive you have used.

The following example uses both the ignoreCase and the operator settings.

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Setting an Initial Filter

Passing a filter prop to a TreeView which both uses one of our data-binding directives, and has its filterable prop set to true, will result in an initial filtration being applied as soon as the component loads.

Passing a filter prop to a TreeView which does not use kendoTreeViewHierarchyBinding or kendoTreeViewFlatDataBinding will just set an initial value to the built-in input element, but no filtering will be performed automatically.

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Auto-Expanding Nodes While Filtering

The TreeView lets you control the expanded state of its nodes while filtering. To enable it, please use the following configuration:

The following examples demonstrate each of the available settings for expandOnFilter. You can also pass true to this input, which will result in the default value for each setting.

maxAutoExpandResults

This is the max amount of nodes to be auto-expanded on filter. If the number of filter results exceeds this value, the expanded state will be reverted according to the expandedOnClear setting.

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expandMatches

Expand the matching nodes in order to display their children too. Only applicable in lenient mode, as in strict mode, children of matched nodes are not shown.

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expandedOnClear

Sets which nodes should be left expanded when the filter is cleared, or when the filter results exceed the maxAutoExpandResults.

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Manual Filtering

To manually filter the TreeView component in combination with children and hasChildren functions, first set its filterable prop to true. Once that's done, the TreeView will start emitting a filterChange event, which is a string containing the filter term.

The following example demonstrates a manual search function which filters the data passed to the TreeView.

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