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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.

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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