XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl 1.0.7

.NET Framework 4.8
dotnet add package XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl --version 1.0.7
NuGet\Install-Package XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl -Version 1.0.7
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl" Version="1.0.7" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl --version 1.0.7
#r "nuget: XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl, 1.0.7"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl&version=1.0.7

// Install XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl&version=1.0.7

Kentico Xperience TreeNode Selector Form Control

This Kentico Xperience form control provides a tree-based selector, with configurable page type and path filters.


Creating reusable, atomic content, and composing pages using content relationships is becoming increasingly popular with the advent of headless CMS and hybrid CMS platforms. In Kentico Xperience, this control provides an easy way to provide an authoring experience for composing content using content references.


Tree-based browsing

Unlike out-of-the-box selectors, this selector provides a tree view so that authors can drill-down to the content they want to select. Tree-based selector


When the control's Reference Limit is set to 1, the control can be used with a Unique identifier (GUID) or a Text field type and will operate in a single-select mode. The value of the field will be the NodeGUID of the selected item. Single-select mode


When the control's Reference Limit is set to greater than 1, the control can be used with a Long text field type and will operate in a multi-select mode. The field value will be a semi-colon delimited list of the selected NodeGUIDs. Multi-select mode

Search support

The selector supports searching for content by name. Search support

Page type filtering

This control has a Page Types property that allows selecting the page types that are allowed in a field. For example, the selector could be configured to only allow Articles, Manufacturers, Coffee, and Landing pages (to use Dancing Goat examples).

In this screenshot, notice that only the configured page types can be selected. Page type filtering controls what content can be selected

Here's an example of the Page Types property. You can populate it with a macro expression. For example, you could use a macro to return all the page types that inherit from a base type. Page types property

Starting path filtering

The control's Starting Path configuration allows filtering the section of the tree that may be selected. Simply enter the NodeAliasPath to use as the root of the selector. Starting path filter

Reference Limit configuration

When the control's Reference Limit is reached, the remaining nodes are disabled to prevent additional selection. Reference Limit

Multi-culture support

The control will allow browsing the content tree even when the parent nodes are not translated into the current culture. Multi-culture support

The control allows authors to quickly edit related content. Clicking the Edit button, opens the related node's Content form for quick access to the related content. Related content editing

Content order

The control allows controlling the order of the related content using drag-and-drop. Content ordering


  1. Add the NuGet package, XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl to your Kentico CMS project.
  2. Add the package version of Kentico.Xperience.Libraries that matches your Xperience hotfix version. This is critical to prevent the 13.0.0 version of the Xperience libraries from being used when compiling your project.
  3. Build your CMS project.
  4. The first time you start the application, the XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl module will create the Kentico Form control configuration and Query object to support this selector.


  1. Remove the package XperienceCommunity.TreeNodeSelectorFormControl from your CMS project.
  2. Rebuild the CMS project.
  3. Kentico will remove the Module and Form control configuration the next time the CMS application starts. The query *cms.root.relatedcontentselectortree will not be removed, because Kentico does not relate queries to modules, unless the module has a custom class and the query is added to it.


  • .NET 4.8 or higher for the admin app or MVC5 projects
  • Kentico Xperience versions 13.0.0 or higher


This project uses a standard MIT license which can be found here.


Contributions are welcome. Feel free to submit pull requests to the repo.


Please report bugs as issues in this GitHub repo. We'll respond as soon as possible.


Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET Framework net48 is compatible.  net481 was computed. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.0.7 142 10/16/2023
1.0.6 455 8/24/2023
1.0.5 120 7/28/2023
1.0.4 1,081 5/2/2023
1.0.3 1,044 4/13/2023
1.0.2 1,486 3/28/2023
1.0.1 340 3/27/2023

1.0.7 - Fixed bug that caused item removal or sorting to be lost during postbacks triggered by sibling controls.
     - Added caching to improve postback performance.
 - Optimized queries of multiple treenodes.
 - Resolved script error caused by removal of DeviceContext/OEIsMobile from Kentico 13.
1.0.6 - Fixed bug that prevented users from having more than one word in search query
1.0.5 - Fixed bug that prevented limiting page selection to exactly two.
     - Updated Kentico.Xperience.Libraries 13.0.13 to prevent requiring an assemblyBinding to continuousintegration.exe.config.
1.0.4 - Fixed potential for missing cms.query dependency
1.0.3 - Support for culture codes greater than 5 chars
1.0.2 - Support for hosting CMS in an IIS virtual directory
1.0.1 - Initial version