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BaseDataBoundControl.DataSource Property

Gets or sets the object from which the data-bound control retrieves its list of data items.

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

[<ThemeableAttribute(false)>]
[<BindableAttribute(true)>]
abstract DataSource : Object with get, set
[<ThemeableAttribute(false)>]
[<BindableAttribute(true)>]
override DataSource : Object with get, set
<asp:BaseDataBoundControl DataSource="Object" />

Property Value

Type: System.Object
An object that represents the data source from which the data-bound control retrieves its data. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

When you set the DataSource property, the ValidateDataSource method is called. In addition, if the data-bound control has already been initialized, the OnDataPropertyChanged method is called to set the RequiresDataBinding property to true.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and ASP.NET Themes and Skins.

The following code example demonstrates how the DataSource property of a data-bound control is used. In this example, the GridView control is bound to a DataSet object. After the DataSource property is set, the DataBind method is called explicitly.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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