Bug 34210 - NSOutlineView::ExpandItem does not work with NSTreeController
Summary: NSOutlineView::ExpandItem does not work with NSTreeController
Status: RESOLVED ANSWERED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Library (Xamarin.Mac.dll) ()
Version: 2.0.2
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Hamons
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2015-09-23 12:23 UTC by Peng Zhou
Modified: 2015-09-23 15:02 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Sample code to explain why ExpandItem does not work in some scenarios (23.61 KB, application/zip)
2015-09-23 12:23 UTC, Peng Zhou
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Description Peng Zhou 2015-09-23 12:23:47 UTC
Created attachment 13040 [details]
Sample code to explain why ExpandItem does not work in some scenarios

If we set data source and delegate for the NSOutlineView, we could expand any item using ExpandItem. We are using a NSTreeController to bind the data from customized data source and then bind the NSOutlineView's content to this NSTreeController's arrangedObject. The data displays well and Expand(null, true) still works. But if we need to expand specific item, it does not work. 

The sample program is attached for more details.
Comment 1 Chris Hamons 2015-09-23 15:02:28 UTC
So, this is not a Xamarin.Mac bug. If you poke around the internet, you can find plenty of other people having issues with expand item:

http://hallski.org/blog/expanding-nsoutlineview-nodes-at-application-start/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2631207/expanding-all-items-of-a-nsoutlineview-that-loads-data-from-a-data-source

and if you re-create your example in objective-c, you will see the same exact behavior. 

As a one time thing, here's the corrected code:

        {
            base.AwakeFromNib();
			BeginInvokeOnMainThread (() =>
				{
					this.typeListOutlineView.ExpandItem (typeListOutlineView.ItemAtRow(0), true);
					this.typeListOutlineView.ExpandItem (typeListOutlineView.ItemAtRow(4), true);
				});
        }

If you are running into general "I'm having trouble with this API", you can ask questions here:

https://forums.xamarin.com/categories/mac

or check the documentation here:

http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/mac/getting_started/hello,_mac/

In particular this may be useful:

http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/mac/application_fundamentals/mac-apis/

In the future, please don't file bugs unless you reasonably believe they are specific to our C# binding on top of Cocoa.