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XmlDataSource.OnTransforming Method

Raises the Transforming event before the XmlDataSource control performs an XSLT transformation on its XML data.

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

protected virtual void OnTransforming(
	EventArgs e
)

Parameters

e
Type: System.EventArgs

An EventArgs that contains the event data.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Consuming Events.

The OnTransforming method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding OnTransforming in a derived class, be sure to call the OnTransforming method of the base class so that registered delegates receive the event.

The following code example demonstrates how to use an XmlDataSource control with a TreeView control to display transformed XML data. The XML transformation is performed using the style sheet indicated by the TransformFile property. Additionally, the style sheet uses transform arguments that are passed to the data source control in an XsltArgumentList object at runtime. The code example demonstrates how to pass the XsltArgumentList object to the data source control by handling the Transforming event with a custom event handler, which is identified by name of the method set for the OnTransforming method.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Xml.Xsl" %>


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

<script runat="server">
private void TransformEventHandler(object sender, EventArgs e) {

  // Add a dynamic transformation argument.
  DateTime d = new DateTime();
  d = DateTime.Now.AddDays(20);

  // Create an XsltArgumentList.
  XsltArgumentList xslArg = new XsltArgumentList();
  xslArg.AddParam("purchdate", "", d.ToShortDateString());

  ((XmlDataSource) sender).TransformArgumentList = xslArg;
}
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <asp:XmlDataSource
        id="XmlDataSource1"
        runat="server"
        datafile="bookstore.xml"
        transformfile="bookswithdiscount.xsl"
        ontransforming="TransformEventHandler" />

        <!- TreeView uses hierachical data, so the
            XmlDataSource uses an XmlHierarchicalDataSourceView
            when a TreeView is bound to it. -->

      <asp:treeview
        id="TreeView1"
        runat="server"
        datasourceid="XmlDataSource1">
        <databindings>
          <asp:treenodebinding Depth="1" datamember="genre"
            textfield="name" valuefield="name"/>
          <asp:treenodebinding depth="2" datamember="book"
            textfield="title" valuefield="title"/>
          <asp:treenodebinding depth="3" datamember="chapter"
            textfield="name" valuefield="num"/>
        </databindings>
      </asp:treeview>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

The XML file in the code example has the following data:

<bookstore>
   <genre name="fiction">
     <book ISBN="0000000000">
       <title>Secrets of Silicon Valley</title>
       <price>12.95</price>
       <chapters>
         <chapter num="1" name="Introduction" />           
         <chapter num="2" name="Body" />          
         <chapter num="3" name="Conclusion" />
       </chapters>
     </book>
   </genre>
   <genre name="novel">
     <book genre="novel" ISBN="1111111111">
       <title>Straight Talk About Computers</title>
       <price>24.95</price>
       <chapters>
         <chapter num="1" name="Introduction" /> 
         <chapter num="2" name="Body" />
         <chapter num="3" name="Conclusion" />
       </chapters>
     </book>
   </genre>
</bookstore>

The XML transformation is performed using the following style sheet.

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
 <xsl:param name="purchdate"/>
 <xsl:template match="bookstore">
   <bookstore>
     <xsl:apply-templates select="genre"/>
   </bookstore>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="genre">
   <genre>
     <xsl:attribute name="name">
       <xsl:value-of select="@name"/>
     </xsl:attribute>
     <xsl:apply-templates select="book"/>
   </genre>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="book">
   <book>
     <xsl:attribute name="ISBN">
       <xsl:value-of select="@ISBN"/>
     </xsl:attribute>
     <xsl:attribute name="title">
       <xsl:value-of select="title"/>
       Price: <xsl:value-of select="price"/>
           15% discount if purchased by: <xsl:value-of select="$purchdate"/>      
     </xsl:attribute>
     <xsl:apply-templates select="chapters/chapter" />
   </book>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="chapter">
   <chapter>
     <xsl:attribute name="num">
       <xsl:value-of select="@num"/>
     </xsl:attribute>
     <xsl:attribute name="name">
       <xsl:value-of select="@name"/>
     </xsl:attribute>
     <xsl:apply-templates/>
   </chapter>
 </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

.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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