DataSourceControl Class

Serves as the base class for controls that represent data sources to data-bound controls.

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

[BindableAttribute(false)]
public abstract class DataSourceControl : Control, 
	IDataSource, IListSource
<asp:DataSourceControl />

The DataSourceControl type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodDataSourceControlInitializes a new instance of the DataSourceControl class.
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  NameDescription
Protected propertyAdapterGets the browser-specific adapter for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyAppRelativeTemplateSourceDirectoryGets or sets the application-relative virtual directory of the Page or UserControl object that contains this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyBindingContainerInfrastructure. Gets the control that contains this control's data binding. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyChildControlsCreatedGets a value that indicates whether the server control's child controls have been created. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyClientIDGets the server control identifier generated by ASP.NET. (Overrides Control.ClientID.)
Public propertyClientIDModeThis property is not used for data source controls. (Overrides Control.ClientIDMode.)
Protected propertyClientIDSeparatorGets a character value representing the separator character used in the ClientID property. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyContextGets the HttpContext object associated with the server control for the current Web request. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyControlsGets a ControlCollection object that represents the child controls for a specified server control in the UI hierarchy. (Overrides Control.Controls.)
Public propertyDataItemContainerGets a reference to the naming container if the naming container implements IDataItemContainer. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyDataKeysContainerGets a reference to the naming container if the naming container implements IDataKeysControl. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyDesignModeGets a value indicating whether a control is being used on a design surface. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyEnableThemingGets a value indicating whether this control supports themes. (Overrides Control.EnableTheming.)
Public propertyEnableViewStateGets or sets a value indicating whether the server control persists its view state, and the view state of any child controls it contains, to the requesting client. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyEventsGets a list of event handler delegates for the control. This property is read-only. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyHasChildViewStateGets a value indicating whether the current server control's child controls have any saved view-state settings. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyIDGets or sets the programmatic identifier assigned to the server control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyIdSeparatorInfrastructure. Gets the character used to separate control identifiers. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyIsChildControlStateClearedGets a value indicating whether controls contained within this control have control state. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyIsTrackingViewStateGets a value that indicates whether the server control is saving changes to its view state. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyIsViewStateEnabledGets a value indicating whether view state is enabled for this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyLoadViewStateByIDGets a value indicating whether the control participates in loading its view state by ID instead of index. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyNamingContainerGets a reference to the server control's naming container, which creates a unique namespace for differentiating between server controls with the same Control.ID property value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyPageGets a reference to the Page instance that contains the server control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyParentGets a reference to the server control's parent control in the page control hierarchy. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyRenderingCompatibilityGets a value that specifies the ASP.NET version that rendered HTML will be compatible with. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySiteGets information about the container that hosts the current control when rendered on a design surface. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySkinIDGets the skin to apply to the DataSourceControl control. (Overrides Control.SkinID.)
Public propertyTemplateControlGets or sets a reference to the template that contains this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyTemplateSourceDirectoryGets the virtual directory of the Page or UserControl that contains the current server control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyUniqueIDGets the unique, hierarchically qualified identifier for the server control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyValidateRequestModeGets or sets a value that indicates whether the control checks client input from the browser for potentially dangerous values. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyViewStateGets a dictionary of state information that allows you to save and restore the view state of a server control across multiple requests for the same page. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyViewStateIgnoresCaseGets a value that indicates whether the StateBag object is case-insensitive. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyViewStateModeGets or sets the view-state mode of this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyVisibleGets or sets a value indicating whether the control is visually displayed. (Overrides Control.Visible.)
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  NameDescription
Protected methodAddedControlCalled after a child control is added to the Controls collection of the Control object. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodAddParsedSubObjectNotifies the server control that an element, either XML or HTML, was parsed, and adds the element to the server control's ControlCollection object. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodApplyStyleSheetSkinApplies the style properties that are defined in the page style sheet to the control. (Overrides Control.ApplyStyleSheetSkin(Page).)
Protected methodBeginRenderTracingBegins design-time tracing of rendering data. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodBuildProfileTreeInfrastructure. Gathers information about the server control and delivers it to the Trace property to be displayed when tracing is enabled for the page. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearCachedClientIDInfrastructure. Sets the cached ClientID value to null. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearChildControlStateDeletes the control-state information for the server control's child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearChildStateDeletes the view-state and control-state information for all the server control's child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearChildViewStateDeletes the view-state information for all the server control's child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearEffectiveClientIDModeInfrastructure. Sets the ClientIDMode property of the current control instance and of any child controls to Inherit. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodCreateChildControlsCalled by the ASP.NET page framework to notify server controls that use composition-based implementation to create any child controls they contain in preparation for posting back or rendering. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodCreateControlCollectionCreates a collection to store child controls. (Overrides Control.CreateControlCollection().)
Public methodDataBind()Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodDataBind(Boolean)Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls with an option to raise the DataBinding event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodDataBindChildrenBinds a data source to the server control's child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodDisposeEnables a server control to perform final clean up before it is released from memory. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodEndRenderTracingEnds design-time tracing of rendering data. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodEnsureChildControlsDetermines whether the server control contains child controls. If it does not, it creates child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodEnsureIDCreates an identifier for controls that do not have an identifier assigned. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFindControl(String)Searches the current naming container for a server control with the specified id parameter. (Overrides Control.FindControl(String).)
Protected methodFindControl(String, Int32)Infrastructure. Searches the current naming container for a server control with the specified id and an integer, specified in the pathOffset parameter, which aids in the search. You should not override this version of the FindControl method. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodFocusSets input focus to the control. (Overrides Control.Focus().)
Protected methodGetDesignModeStateInfrastructure. Gets design-time data for a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetRouteUrl(Object)Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetRouteUrl(RouteValueDictionary)Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetRouteUrl(String, Object)Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters and a route name. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetRouteUrl(String, RouteValueDictionary)Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters and a route name. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetUniqueIDRelativeToReturns the prefixed portion of the UniqueID property of the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodGetViewGets the named data source view associated with the data source control.
Protected methodGetViewNamesGets a collection of names, representing the list of DataSourceView objects associated with the DataSourceControl control.
Public methodHasControlsDetermines if the server control contains any child controls. (Overrides Control.HasControls().)
Protected methodHasEventsReturns a value indicating whether events are registered for the control or any child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodIsLiteralContentInfrastructure. Determines if the server control holds only literal content. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodLoadControlStateRestores control-state information from a previous page request that was saved by the SaveControlState method. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodLoadViewStateRestores view-state information from a previous page request that was saved by the SaveViewState method. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodMapPathSecureRetrieves the physical path that a virtual path, either absolute or relative, maps to. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnBubbleEventDetermines whether the event for the server control is passed up the page's UI server control hierarchy. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOnDataBindingRaises the DataBinding event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOnInitRaises the Init event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOnLoadRaises the Load event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOnPreRenderRaises the PreRender event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOnUnloadRaises the Unload event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOpenFileGets a Stream used to read a file. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodRaiseBubbleEventAssigns any sources of the event and its information to the control's parent. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodRaiseDataSourceChangedEventRaises the DataSourceChanged event.
Protected methodRemovedControlCalled after a child control is removed from the Controls collection of the Control object. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodRenderSends server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object, which writes the content to be rendered on the client. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodRenderChildrenOutputs the content of a server control's children to a provided HtmlTextWriter object, which writes the content to be rendered on the client. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodRenderControl(HtmlTextWriter)Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object and stores tracing information about the control if tracing is enabled. (Overrides Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter).)
Protected methodRenderControl(HtmlTextWriter, ControlAdapter)Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object using a provided ControlAdapter object. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodResolveAdapterGets the control adapter responsible for rendering the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodResolveClientUrlGets a URL that can be used by the browser. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodResolveUrlConverts a URL into one that is usable on the requesting client. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSaveControlStateSaves any server control state changes that have occurred since the time the page was posted back to the server. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSaveViewStateSaves any server control view-state changes that have occurred since the time the page was posted back to the server. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSetDesignModeStateSets design-time data for a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSetRenderMethodDelegateInfrastructure. Assigns an event handler delegate to render the server control and its content into its parent control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSetTraceData(Object, Object)Sets trace data for design-time tracing of rendering data, using the trace data key and the trace data value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSetTraceData(Object, Object, Object)Sets trace data for design-time tracing of rendering data, using the traced object, the trace data key, and the trace data value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodTrackViewStateCauses tracking of view-state changes to the server control so they can be stored in the server control's StateBag object. This object is accessible through the Control.ViewState property. (Inherited from Control.)
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Public eventDataBindingOccurs when the server control binds to a data source. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventDisposedOccurs when a server control is released from memory, which is the last stage of the server control lifecycle when an ASP.NET page is requested. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventInitOccurs when the server control is initialized, which is the first step in its lifecycle. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventLoadOccurs when the server control is loaded into the Page object. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventPreRenderOccurs after the Control object is loaded but prior to rendering. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventUnloadOccurs when the server control is unloaded from memory. (Inherited from Control.)
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  NameDescription
Public Extension MethodFindDataSourceControlReturns the data source that is associated with the data control for the specified control. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodFindFieldTemplateReturns the field template for the specified column in the specified control's naming container. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodFindMetaTableReturns the metatable object for the containing data control. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodGetDefaultValuesGets the collection of the default values for the specified data source. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodGetMetaTableGets the metadata for a table in the specified data source object. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodTryGetMetaTableDetermines whether table metadata is available. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
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Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilderFor a description of this member, see IControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilder. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeStateFor a description of this member, see IControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeState. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeStateFor a description of this member, see IControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeState. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControlInfrastructure. For a description of this member, see IControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControl. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIControlDesignerAccessor.UserDataFor a description of this member, see IControlDesignerAccessor.UserData. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindingsFor a description of this member, see IDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindings. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindingsFor a description of this member, see IDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindings. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate eventIDataSource.DataSourceChangedInfrastructure. Occurs when a data source control has changed in a way that affects data-bound controls.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIDataSource.GetViewInfrastructure. Gets the named DataSourceView object associated with the DataSourceControl control. Some data source controls support only one view, while others support more than one.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIDataSource.GetViewNamesInfrastructure. Gets a collection of names, representing the list of DataSourceView objects associated with the DataSourceControl control.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIExpressionsAccessor.ExpressionsFor a description of this member, see IExpressionsAccessor.Expressions. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressionsFor a description of this member, see IExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressions. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIListSource.ContainsListCollectionInfrastructure. Indicates whether the data source control is associated with one or more lists of data.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIListSource.GetListInfrastructure. Gets a list of data source controls that can be used as sources of lists of data.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObjectFor a description of this member, see IParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObject. (Inherited from Control.)
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ASP.NET supports a control data-binding architecture that enables Web server controls to bind to data in a consistent fashion. Web server controls that bind to data are referred to as data-bound controls, and the classes that facilitate that binding are called data source controls. Data source controls can represent any data source: a relational database, a file, a stream, a business object, and so on. Data source controls present data in a consistent way to data-bound controls, regardless of the source or format of the underlying data.

You use the data source controls that are provided with ASP.NET, including SqlDataSource, AccessDataSource, and XmlDataSource, to perform most Web development tasks. You use the base DataSourceControl class when you want to implement your own custom data source control.

While any class that implements the IDataSource interface is a data source control, most ASP.NET data source controls extend the abstract DataSourceControl class, which provides a base implementation of the IDataSource interface. The DataSourceControl class also provides an implementation of the IListSource interface, which enables you to programmatically assign the data source control to the DataSource property of a data-bound control and return data to the control as a basic list.

Any ASP.NET control that derives from the DataBoundControl class can bind to a data source control. When a DataBoundControl is bound to a data source control, data binding is performed automatically at run time. You can also use data source controls with ASP.NET controls that expose a DataSource or DataSourceID property and support basic data binding, but are not derived from DataBoundControl. When using these data-bound controls, you must explicitly call the DataBind method. For more information on data binding, see ASP.NET Data Access Content Map.

You can think of a data source control as the combination of the DataSourceControl object and its associated lists of data, called data source views. Each list of data is represented by a DataSourceView object. Because the underlying data storage contains one or more lists of data, a DataSourceControl is always associated with one or more named DataSourceView objects. The IDataSource interface defines the methods that all data source controls use to interact with data source views: the GetViewNames method is used to enumerate the data source views currently associated with the data source control, and the GetView method is used to retrieve a specific data source view instance by name.

You can also think of the data source control as two distinct interfaces that callers use to access data. The DataSourceControl class is the interface that page developers interact with directly when developing a Web Forms page, and the DataSourceView class is the interface that data-bound controls and data-bound control authors interact with. Because the DataSourceView object is available only at run time, any state persisted for the data source control or data source view must be exposed directly by the data source control.

There is no visual rendering of ASP.NET data source controls; they are implemented as controls so you can create them declaratively, and to optionally allow them to participate in state management. As a result, data source controls do not support visual features such as EnableTheming or SkinID.

The following code example demonstrates how a class can extend the DataSourceControl class. The CsvDataSource control represents comma-separated file data stored in a .csv file. The CsvDataSource class provides its own implementations of the GetView, GetViewNames, and other methods, because the base class implementations are not functional.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Data;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

// The CsvDataSource is a data source control that retrieves its 
// data from a comma-separated value file.
[AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public class CsvDataSource : DataSourceControl
{
    public CsvDataSource() : base() {}

    // The comma-separated value file to retrieve data from. 
    public string FileName {
        get {
            return ((CsvDataSourceView)this.GetView(String.Empty)).SourceFile;
        }
        set {
            // Only set if it is different. 
            if ( ((CsvDataSourceView)this.GetView(String.Empty)).SourceFile != value) {
                ((CsvDataSourceView)this.GetView(String.Empty)).SourceFile = value;
                RaiseDataSourceChangedEvent(EventArgs.Empty);
            }
        }
    }

    // Do not add the column names as a data row. Infer columns if the CSV file does 
    // not include column names. 
    public bool IncludesColumnNames {
        get {
            return ((CsvDataSourceView)this.GetView(String.Empty)).IncludesColumnNames;
        }
        set {
            // Only set if it is different. 
            if ( ((CsvDataSourceView)this.GetView(String.Empty)).IncludesColumnNames != value) {
                ((CsvDataSourceView)this.GetView(String.Empty)).IncludesColumnNames = value;
                RaiseDataSourceChangedEvent(EventArgs.Empty);
            }
        }
    }

    // Return a strongly typed view for the current data source control. 
    private CsvDataSourceView view = null;
    protected override DataSourceView GetView(string viewName) {
        if (null == view) {
            view = new CsvDataSourceView(this, String.Empty);
        }
        return view;
    }
    // The ListSourceHelper class calls GetList, which 
    // calls the DataSourceControl.GetViewNames method. 
    // Override the original implementation to return 
    // a collection of one element, the default view name. 
    protected override ICollection GetViewNames() {
        ArrayList al = new ArrayList(1);
        al.Add(CsvDataSourceView.DefaultViewName);
        return al as ICollection;
    }
}

// The CsvDataSourceView class encapsulates the 
// capabilities of the CsvDataSource data source control. 
public class CsvDataSourceView : DataSourceView
{

    public CsvDataSourceView(IDataSource owner, string name) :base(owner, DefaultViewName) {

    }

    // The data source view is named. However, the CsvDataSource 
    // only supports one view, so the name is ignored, and the 
    // default name used instead. 
    public static string DefaultViewName = "CommaSeparatedView";

    // The location of the .csv file. 
    private string sourceFile = String.Empty;
    internal string SourceFile {
        get {
            return sourceFile;
        }
        set {
            // Use MapPath when the SourceFile is set, so that files local to the 
            // current directory can be easily used. 
            string mappedFileName = HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath(value);
            sourceFile = mappedFileName;
        }
    }

    // Do not add the column names as a data row. Infer columns if the CSV file does 
    // not include column names. 
    private bool columns = false;
    internal bool IncludesColumnNames {
        get {
            return columns;
        }
        set {
            columns = value;
        }
    }

    // Get data from the underlying data source. 
    // Build and return a DataView, regardless of mode. 
    protected override IEnumerable ExecuteSelect(DataSourceSelectArguments selectArgs) {
        IEnumerable dataList = null;
        // Open the .csv file. 
        if (File.Exists(this.SourceFile)) {
            DataTable data = new DataTable();

            // Open the file to read from. 
            using (StreamReader sr = File.OpenText(this.SourceFile)) {
                // Parse the line 
                string s = "";
                string[] dataValues;
                DataColumn col;

                // Do the following to add schema.
                dataValues = sr.ReadLine().Split(',');
                // For each token in the comma-delimited string, add a column 
                // to the DataTable schema. 
                foreach (string token in dataValues) {
                    col = new DataColumn(token,typeof(string));
                    data.Columns.Add(col);
                }

                // Do not add the first row as data if the CSV file includes column names. 
                if (! IncludesColumnNames)
                    data.Rows.Add(CopyRowData(dataValues, data.NewRow()));

                // Do the following to add data. 
                while ((s = sr.ReadLine()) != null) {
                    dataValues = s.Split(',');
                    data.Rows.Add(CopyRowData(dataValues, data.NewRow()));
                }
            }
            data.AcceptChanges();
            DataView dataView = new DataView(data);
            if (selectArgs.SortExpression != String.Empty) {
                dataView.Sort = selectArgs.SortExpression;
            }
            dataList = dataView;
        }
        else {
            throw new System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException("File not found, " + this.SourceFile);
        }

        if (null == dataList) {
            throw new InvalidOperationException("No data loaded from data source.");
        }

        return dataList;
    }

    private DataRow CopyRowData(string[] source, DataRow target) {
        try {
            for (int i = 0;i < source.Length;i++) {
                target[i] = source[i];
            }
        }
        catch (System.IndexOutOfRangeException) {
            // There are more columns in this row than 
            // the original schema allows.  Stop copying 
            // and return the DataRow. 
            return target;
        }
        return target;
    }
    // The CsvDataSourceView does not currently 
    // permit deletion. You can modify or extend 
    // this sample to do so. 
    public override bool CanDelete {
        get {
            return false;
        }
    }
    protected override int ExecuteDelete(IDictionary keys, IDictionary values)
    {
        throw new NotSupportedException();
    }
    // The CsvDataSourceView does not currently 
    // permit insertion of a new record. You can 
    // modify or extend this sample to do so. 
    public override bool CanInsert {
        get {
            return false;
        }
    }
    protected override int ExecuteInsert(IDictionary values)
    {
        throw new NotSupportedException();
    }
    // The CsvDataSourceView does not currently 
    // permit update operations. You can modify or 
    // extend this sample to do so. 
    public override bool CanUpdate {
        get {
            return false;
        }
    }
    protected override int ExecuteUpdate(IDictionary keys, IDictionary values, IDictionary oldValues)
    {
        throw new NotSupportedException();
    }
}

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CsvDataSource control in a Web form.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Register Tagprefix="aspSample"
             Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" %>

<!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 runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <asp:gridview
          id="GridView1"
          runat="server"
          allowsorting="True"
          datasourceid="CsvDataSource1" />

      <aspSample:CsvDataSource
          id = "CsvDataSource1"
          runat = "server"
          filename = "sample.csv"
          includescolumnnames="True" />

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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