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DataBoundControl.GetDataSource Method

Retrieves the IDataSource interface that the data-bound control is associated with, if any.

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

protected virtual IDataSource GetDataSource()

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.IDataSource
An IDataSource that represents the data source identified by DataSourceID.

ExceptionCondition
HttpException

The control identified by the DataSourceID property does not exist in the current container.

- or -

The control identified by the DataSourceID property does not implement the IDataSource interface.

The GetData method calls the GetDataSource method internally. A valid IDataSource instance is retrieved by these two methods and is cached by the DataBoundControl object until the OnDataPropertyChanged method signals that the data source has changed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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