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Moving tree view nodes and implementing context menu

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144275 Apr 28,2019 02:14 PM UTC May 2,2019 02:02 PM UTC ASP.NET MVC 5
Tags: TreeView
Asked On April 28, 2019 02:22 PM UTC

Does any one have any good resources or examples of how to determine the ordinal position (indexof) of child nodes in the controller via a Ajax call?  I am able to pass the tree data by returning the results of treeview.getTreeData(), but not determine the changes of the sort order.

I am also trying to implement a context menu.  A google search returns https://ej2.syncfusion.com/aspnetcore/documentation/treeview/how-to/ but will not load.  

I am new to Syncfusion, while the extensions appear provide all the features I am looking for, the documentation is difficult to find.  Are there any resources that someone has found which has good implementation examples.  Currently, I rely on intellisense for building the controllers and views but am struggling with client side scripts.

Christopher Issac Sunder K [Syncfusion]
Replied On April 30, 2019 09:00 AM UTC

Hi Joe, 

Greetings from Syncfusion support. 

Query-1: how to determine the ordinal position (indexof) of child nodes in the controller via a Ajax call 
Can you please let us know whether you would like to access the sorted child node index in the server side? 
Query-2: A google search returns https://ej2.syncfusion.com/aspnetcore/documentation/treeview/how-to/ but will not load. 
Query-3: Trying to implement context menu. Need proper documentation 

Please let us know if you have any concerns. 


Replied On April 30, 2019 11:53 AM UTC

Yes, I need the sort order so that the database can be updated with the order that the nodes have been dragged.

Mohan Ravi [Syncfusion]
Replied On May 1, 2019 11:39 AM UTC

Hi Joe, 

You can get the sort data or modified data of where the data has been placed when a particular node has been dragged and dropped in to a node by listening to the “nodeDropped” event of treeview, which will emit the current data node and dropped target, its index etc. 


Replied On May 1, 2019 02:14 PM UTC

Can you please provide a complete Visual Studio project with the view, viewmodel and controller demonstrating the updated list of objects with an ordinal position as one of the properties of the nodes returned to the controller?

Christopher Issac Sunder K [Syncfusion]
Replied On May 2, 2019 02:02 PM UTC

Hi Joe, 
We have prepared a sample based on your requirement. You can get the ordinal index of child items of droppedNode in the nodeDropped event by using following code block. 
function onNodeDrop(args) { 
    var element = args.droppedNode; 
    // Gets the child Element of the dropped node 
    var liElements = element.querySelectorAll('ul li'); 
    var arr = []; 
    for (var i = 0; i < liElements.length; i++) { 
        var nodeData = this.getNode(liElements[i]); 
    $.post("/Home/UpdatedData/", { 
        data: arr 
    }, function (child) { 
        alert(`${child} child items received by the server`) 
Please check the above sample and get back to us if you need any further assistance. 


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