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29 Oct 2012, 1:50 PM
I have a simple DragNDrop editor to modify a tree to be persisted in my db. (Using GXT 2.2.5 can't upgrade) I have a TreePanel constructed with a TreeStore. The TreePanel is both a TreePanelDragSource and TreePanelDropTarget.
The drag/drop works fine; As a test, I used the TreeStore from an existing, open Dialog window. As I drag/drop in the editor, the other window immediately shows the changes.

However, when I fetch the TreeStore to save it as a flat tree in the database, the nodes are not rearranged in the Store. How do I get the reorganized tree structure?


6 Nov 2012, 6:14 AM
Apparently there is no way to directly get at the Tree structure altered by Drag and Drop.
I reasoned that TreePanelView = TreePanel.getView() might have the Drag and Drop chaanges.
By examining TreePanelView in the debugger after a drag and drop I devise this solution:
* These 'My' classes are used to access the internal tree within TreePanelView.
* The internal tree reflects Drag and Drop activity,
* which is NOT reflected in the TreeStore.
private class MyTreePanel<M extends ModelData> extends TreePanel<M> {
public MyTreePanel(TreeStore<M> ts) {
view = new MyView<M>();
view.bind(this, store);
public MyView<M> getMyView() {
return (MyView<M>) getView();
private class MyView<M extends ModelData> extends TreePanelView<M> {
public MyTreeStore<M> getTreeStore() {
return (MyTreeStore<M>) this.treeStore;
private class MyTreeStore<M extends ModelData> extends TreeStore<M> {
public MyTreeStore() {
public Map<M, TreeModel> getModelMap() {
return modelMap;
To extract the tree altered by Drag and Drop:
MyTreePanel<ModelData> myTree; //Initialize the TreeStore appropriately

// After Drag and Drop activity, get the altered three thusly:
Map<ModelData, TreeModel> viewMap =

The TreeModel in viewMap is actually a BaseTreeModel.
The ModelData are the objects I originally loaded into TreeStore.
I had to:
1 - Iterate over viewMap, extract the "id" for each BaseTreeModel and create a reverse map,
indexed by the "id" and containing my ModelData objects.
2 - Fetch the root BaseTreeModel node from viewMap using the root ModelData of my original tree,
3 - Walk the BaseTreeModel tree.
At each node, fetched my ModelData objects by "id" from the reverse map.

In this way I reconstructed the tree altered by Drag and Drop, which I then persisted to my DB.