List view

List view control gives the view of an array of items or a list of items in graphical style. Items in a list view can contains different graphical icons, test attributes etc,

Here is an example of list of directories in C drive in text mode in DOS prompt.

C:\>dir /b
altera
ASL
Boostup Browser
Dev-Cpp
ESD
etc
inetpub
Intel
Office
OpenTFTPServer
PerfLogs
PHP
Program Files
Program Files (x86)
Python27
Tcl
Users
vcredist.bmp
webinstall.log
WinAVR-20100110
Windows
xampp

This directory list can be represented in list view.

list view demo

Tree View

Tree controls give the hiarcical tree relationship of the items. It will have a root item at the top and one or more child items at the lower level.

Here is an example of tree of directories in C drive in text mode in DOS prompt.

Folder PATH listing
Volume serial number is 00000058 B401:FA98
C:.
|
+---altera
+---ASL
+---Boostup Browser
+---Dev-Cpp
+---ESD
+---etc
|   \---udev
|       +---CWinApp
|       |   \---CWinThread
|       |       \---CCmdTarget
|       |           \---CObject
|       \---rules.d
+---inetpub
|   +---custerr
|   |   \---en-US
|   +---history
|   +---logs
|   +---temp
|   |   +---appPools
|   |   +---ASP Compiled Templates
|   |   \---IIS Temporary Compressed Files
|   \---wwwroot
|       |   ISAPIDLL.dll
|       |   
|       \---aspnet_client
|           \---system_web
|               +---2_0_50727
|               \---4_0_30319

This directory tree can be represented in tree view.

tree view demo

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