View Full Version : [CLOSED] Nodes do not display correctly if a tree panel is expanded while hidden

9 Jul 2009, 7:57 AM
If a tree is in a hidden container when expandAll() is called, many of the nodes are not correctly displayed. They are invisible. They still take up space and show the hover indicator, but nothing is displayed inside them.

The reason for this appears to be the code that checks whether the node is 'visible'. If a node is in a hidden element, this check won't consider it to be visible (most likely because anything in a hidden element has zero height). When a child node is 'not visible' it will be render only the main content without the body. Hence, invisible nodes.

Sample code to see this effect:

public class Sandbox implements EntryPoint {

public void onModuleLoad() {

// Create a simple tree and store
final TreeStore<ModelData> store = new TreeStore<ModelData>();
final TreePanel<ModelData> tree = new TreePanel<ModelData>(store);

// Add nodes
Folder model = TestData.getTreeModel();
store.add(model.getChildren(), true);

// Add the tree to a hidden container
final LayoutContainer container = new LayoutContainer();

// Expand the tree


// Add a button to show the container
RootPanel.get().add(new Button("Add Tree", new SelectionListener<ButtonEvent>() {
public void componentSelected(ButtonEvent ce) {
One workaround I've found to work is to set tree like this:

tree = new TreePanel<ModelData>(store) {
protected int getVisibleRowCount() {
return nodes.size();
However, I do not know if this will cover all cases, and I'd prefer a better solution.

Are there any workarounds to this problem? Suppose you cannot wait for the hidden container to be displayed before calling expand. Would it be possible to have an option to turn off the visibility check?

Other info:
GXT version 2.0 final
Host mode and web mode
IE and Firefox
Windows XP

9 Jul 2009, 8:02 AM
We are going to maek the update method public. You have to call that method after doing this.

9 Jul 2009, 8:05 AM
You can also change the hidemode do HideMode.Visiblity. Than you dont see this. But this is more a browser issue with determing sizes of hidden items. That is why we introduced the different hidemodes. I am closing this issue.