Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)
The SiteMapDataSource control enables ASP.NET data-bound controls, such as the TreeView and Menu controls, to bind to site map data. The SiteMapDataSourceView class is used by controls developers but it is not used by page developers nor in page code.
The SiteMapDataSource returns a SiteMapDataSourceView for a specified hierarchical path when the Select method is called. Like all hierarchical data source view objects, the SiteMapDataSourceView is not named; rather, its is identified by its unique hierarchical path.
The SiteMapDataSourceView is a wrapper class on a SiteMapNodeCollection collection. The SiteMapNodeCollection class implements the IHierarchicalEnumerable interface, which the SiteMapDataSourceView class returns from a call to Select method. Because the SiteMapDataSource and SiteMapDataSourceView work with SiteMapNode objects, the view maintains an internal SiteMapNodeCollection to contain them. The collection is initialized using the view's constructors and accessed with the Select method.