Good Tree Control?

November 24, 2004 | Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Does anyone have a good suggestion for an inexpensive TreeView control. I don’t need a lot of fancy features like drag and drop, just a heirarchical tree that supports links, images, checkboxes, and XML loading. I looked around and I could only find very poor implimentations or products that had more many bells and whistles than I need and were over $200 US.


So I whipped one up last week with those basic features, but then I wanted to stop and make sure there wasn’t a comparable one in the $50 range.

11 responses to “Good Tree Control?”

  1. Unresolvable says:

    ComponentArt is absolutely the best, but if you can’t part with that much cash, then I suggest Adam Sills’ squishyTree. I believe it meets the basic features you’re looking for, and I’ve had great success with it. Not a poor implementation, in my opinion.

    http://www.squishyweb.com/ware/products.asp?q=squishytree

  2. Unresolvable says:

    ComponentArt Web.UI really is a brilliant product and the tree is the best I have seen. We started with Obout, briefly tried out a few others, but the programmability and easy of use (let alone the wealth of samples and the great tech support) were really superior to anything else on the market, IMHO. Talk to them, I am sure they’ll make you a good price!!

  3. Unresolvable says:

    I tried out squishyTREE, but as far as I could tell it’s a PostBack only control and I’m looking for a JavaScript control that can expand collapse without PostBack.

    I love ComponentArt’s work (and their marketing/web design is top notch too). The r.a.d. Controls are really great too (r.a.d. editor is very high-end, but I hope FreeTextBox can fill the medium market for HTML editors).

    Maybe I’ll keep hacking away at what I’ve made and see what I come up with.

  4. Unresolvable says:

    There is XTree.NET on Sourceforge

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/xtree-dotnet/

  5. Unresolvable says:

    I use the DTree javascript solution with a custom built .net wrapper. You can find Dtree at http://www.destroydrop.com/javascripts/tree/

    The .NET Wrapper is mostly complete, although it does not support runat=server as it wasn’t a need for my current use.

  6. Unresolvable says:

    PowerUpAsp tree has been very good for me.

    Its one of those controls that doesn’t give you any hassle 😉 , quick to set up but its got a good range of features if you need them.

    http://powerupasp.net/asp.net/treeview/

  7. Unresolvable says:

    http://www.obout.com/ looks interesting

  8. Unresolvable says:

    try the tree control in dotnetnuke 3.0 … it is a nice standalone component as well as an interactive dnn control.. 😀 best of all its FREE and written by our beloved dnn core teamer joe brinkman

  9. Unresolvable says:

    http://hintzmann.dk/articles/mhalist/

    This is pretty cool. It’s free, and it’s valid XHTML…

    Unfortuantely it’s in Danish ^^

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