Gets or sets the name of the method or function that the ObjectDataSourceView control invokes to retrieve data.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
The specified method can have any method signature but must return one of the types listed in the following table in order for the ObjectDataSource control to call it successfully
The method that is identified by the property can be an instance method or a static (Shared in Visual Basic) method. If it is an instance method, the business object is created and destroyed each time the method is called. You can handle the ObjectCreated event to work with the business object before the method specified by the property is called. You can also handle the ObjectDisposing event that is raised after the method specified by the property is called. (Dispose is called only if the business object implements the IDisposable interface.) If the method is a static (Shared in Visual Basic) method, the business object is never created and you cannot handle these events.
If the business object that the ObjectDataSource control works with implements more than one method or function with the same name (method overloads), the data source control attempts to invoke the correct one according to a set of conditions, including the parameters in the SelectParameters collection. If the parameters in the SelectParameters collection do not match those of the signature of the method specified by the property, the data source throws an exception.
For more information, see ObjectDataSource.SelectMethod.
The following code example demonstrates how a GridView control can display data using an ObjectDataSource control on a Web Forms page. The ObjectDataSource identifies a partially or fully qualified class name with its TypeName property and a method that is called to retrieve data with its property. At run time, the object is created and the method is called using reflection. The GridView control enumerates through the IEnumerable collection that is returned by the , and then displays the data.
<%@ 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> <title>ObjectDataSource - C# Example</title> </head> <body> <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server"> <asp:gridview id="GridView1" runat="server" datasourceid="ObjectDataSource1" /> <asp:objectdatasource id="ObjectDataSource1" runat="server" selectmethod="GetAllEmployees" typename="Samples.AspNet.CS.EmployeeLogic" /> </form> </body> </html>