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Get iconCss dynamically in treeview in JavaScript TreeView control

08 May 2023 / 2 minutes to read

In TreeView component, you can get the original bound data using the getTreeData method. For this method, if you pass the id of the tree node, it returns the corresponding node information, or otherwise the overall tree nodes information will be returned. You can use this method to get the bound iconCss class in the nodeChecking event. Please refer to the following sample.

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import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { TreeView } from '@syncfusion/ej2-navigations';

 * TreeView dynamic iconCss sample

    // List data source for TreeView component
   let treeData: { [key: string]: Object }[] = [
    "nodeId": "01", "nodeText": "Music", "icon": "folder", "expanded": true,
    "nodeChild": [
      { "nodeId": "01-01", "nodeText": "Gouttes.mp3", "icon": "audio" }
    "nodeId": "02", "nodeText": "Videos", "icon": "folder", "expanded": true,
    "nodeChild": [
      { "nodeId": "02-01", "nodeText": "Naturals.mp4", "icon": "video" },
      { "nodeId": "02-02", "nodeText": "Wild.mpeg", "icon": "video" }

let tree1: TreeView = new TreeView({
     fields: { dataSource: treeData, id: 'nodeId', text: 'nodeText', child: 'nodeChild', iconCss: 'icon', expanded: 'expanded' },
     showCheckBox: true,
     nodeChecking: onNodeChecking,
     autoCheck: false

function onNodeChecking(args) {
  let nodeId =[0].id;
  // To get the iconCss
  let iconClass = this.getTreeData(nodeId)[0].icon;
  alert('Icon class is ' + iconClass);
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <title>Essential JS 2 for TreeView </title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for TreeView UI Control" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>

    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div id='treeparent'>
            <div id="tree"></div>

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#container {
    visibility: hidden;

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  height: 40px;
  width: 30%;
  position: absolute;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  top: 45%;
  left: 45%;

#treeparent {
    display: block;
    max-width: 350px;
    max-height: 350px;
    margin: auto;
    overflow: auto;
    border: 1px solid #dddddd;
    border-radius: 3px;

.e-treeview .e-list-img {
  width: 25px;
  height: 25px;
.e-treeview .e-list-icon {
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-image: url(;
  height: 20px;
.e-treeview .e-list-icon.folder { background-position: -10px -552px }
.e-treeview { background-position: -10px -244px }
.e-treeview { background-position: -10px -272px }