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TemplateControl.XPathSelect Method (String)

Evaluates an XPath data-binding expression and returns a node collection that implements the IEnumerable interface.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

protected internal IEnumerable XPathSelect(
	string xPathExpression
)

Parameters

xPathExpression
Type: System.String

The XPath expression to evaluate. For more information, see XPathBinder.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable
An IEnumerable node list.

The XPathSelect method calls the XPathBinder.Select method using the GetDataItem method to resolve the IXPathNavigable object reference that the expression is evaluated against.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the XPathSelect method in a Repeater control.

<%@ Page Language="C#"%>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>TemplateControl XPath and XPathSelect Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <h3>TemplateControl XPath Example</h3>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
      <asp:XmlDataSource
        id="XmlDataSource1" 
        runat="server"
        XPath="contacts" 
        DataFile="contacts.xml" />    
      <asp:FormView 
        id="FormView1" 
        runat="server" 
        DataSourceID="XmlDataSource1">
        <ItemTemplate>
          <hr />
          <asp:Repeater 
            id="Repeater1" 
            runat="server" 
            DataSource='<%# XPathSelect("contact") %>' >
            <ItemTemplate>
              Name: <%# XPath("name") %> <br />
              Note: <%# XPath("note") %> <br />
              <hr />
            </ItemTemplate>
          </asp:Repeater>
        </ItemTemplate>
      </asp:FormView>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

The following test XML data can be used in the preceding code example.

<contacts>
   <contact id="1">
     <name>contact name 1</name>
     <note>contact note 1</note>
   </contact>
   <contact id="2">
     <name>contact name 2</name>
     <note>contact note 2</note>
   </contact>
</contacts>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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