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comment Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data
I just briefed it to the team (man that took a while), and it was well received. It scratched the itch for the laptop/tablet environment. Part of what took so long was the fact I had to apply it to our data and there were some other features I had to include in the tree view. Those are specific to my app so it doesn't change the fact this was the best answer for what I needed.
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comment Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data
NOTE: I'm still preparing for the design review meeting before I accept an answer or not. A couple things came up that are taking my time at the moment.
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comment Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data
@Blam, why not write that up as a potential answer? I have Windows users, so that's not something common in Windows desktop applications. I'm having a hard time envisioning what you mean by hierarchical comboboxes, and how you would see data in neighboring nodes.
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comment Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data
@Blam, without the changes in the answer below the clickable targets are too small with a traditional tree view. The area taking 2/3 of the screen is affected by the configuration going on in the panel on the right. The user needs to see how the configuration changes directly affect what they see.
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comment Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data
A lot of merit to this approach. In my case, I would display the top level configuration items completely collapsed. Also some good reminders about being effective.
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comment Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data
For most configuration sections: 10s of items. For a small number of config sections it will be 100s of items.
Mar
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comment Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data
It's n-level, but 4 levels in most cases. Config section->group->file->child. Groups can have subgroups, but in practice it shouldn't go more than 5-6 levels overall. Some groups can have hundreds of sub-items. Total number of items depends on what the user loads, but potentially close to 10,000 items the user can interact with. Search will have to be an integral feature. It's the browsing structure I'm having trouble with.
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comment Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data
Technically it's no longer an accordion when you do that. I can go with "expanders" in WPF speak (wpftutorial.net/Expander.html) But that also met with luke-warm responses.
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