The Focused Node feature is disabled by default. To enable it, set the SettingsBehavior.AllowFocusedNode property to true. The appearance of the focused node can be specified using the style settings provided by the Styles.FocusedNode property. This demo shows how to dynamically display the text of the focused node outside the ASPxTreeList. The client-side FocusedNodeChanged event is handled to query the server to return the text of the focused node. This value is returned by the Result property within the CustomDataCallback event handler, and specifies the value for the corresponding HTML element. Server-Side API A focused node is identified by the FocusedNode property. To move node focus in code, use the node's Focus method. In this demo, this method is called when the page is being loaded to move focus to an unread message. Client-Side API End-users move node focus by clicking a desired node. To respond to node focus changes, handle the client-side FocusedNodeChanged event. To identify the node that is currently focused, use the client-side GetFocusedNodeKey method. To move node focus, use the SetFocusedNodeKey method.