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TableCallback Delegate

References the method to call when retrieving table data from a provider.

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

public delegate void TableCallback(
	ICollection tableData
)

Parameters

tableData
Type: System.Collections.ICollection

The data to retrieve from the provider.

When a Web Parts control implements the IWebPartTable interface and serves as a provider in a Web Parts connection, the consumer or transformer must retrieve and process the table data from the provider. The TableCallback delegate represents the method to call for processing the provider data.

The GetTableData method contains a TableCallback delegate parameter.

The following code example contains a Web Parts control named TableProviderWebPart that serves as a provider of data in the form of a table. The control includes an implementation of the GetTableData method, which receives a parameter of type TableCallback. This method calls the method represented by the TableCallback delegate passing the table data.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
//This sample code creates a Web Parts control that acts as a provider of table data. 
namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
    public sealed class TableProviderWebPart : WebPart, IWebPartTable
    {
        DataTable _table;

        public TableProviderWebPart()
        {
            _table = new DataTable();

            DataColumn col = new DataColumn();
            col.DataType = typeof(string);
            col.ColumnName = "Name";
            _table.Columns.Add(col);

            col = new DataColumn();
            col.DataType = typeof(string);
            col.ColumnName = "Address";
            _table.Columns.Add(col);

            col = new DataColumn();
            col.DataType = typeof(int);
            col.ColumnName = "ZIP Code";
            _table.Columns.Add(col);

            DataRow row = _table.NewRow();
            row["Name"] = "John Q. Public";
            row["Address"] = "123 Main Street";
            row["ZIP Code"] = 98000;
            _table.Rows.Add(row);
        }

        public PropertyDescriptorCollection Schema
        {
            get
            {
                return TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(_table.DefaultView[0]);
            }
        }

        public void GetTableData(TableCallback callback)
        {
            callback(_table.Rows);
        }


        public bool ConnectionPointEnabled
        {
            get
            {
                object o = ViewState["ConnectionPointEnabled"];
                return (o != null) ? (bool)o : true;
            }
            set
            {
                ViewState["ConnectionPointEnabled"] = value;
            }
        }

        [ConnectionProvider("Table")]
        public IWebPartTable GetConnectionInterface()
        {
            return new TableProviderWebPart();
        }


        public class TableProviderConnectionPoint : ProviderConnectionPoint
        {
            public TableProviderConnectionPoint(MethodInfo callbackMethod, 
                Type interfaceType, Type controlType,
                string name, string id, bool allowsMultipleConnections)
                : base(callbackMethod, interfaceType, controlType,
                    name, id, allowsMultipleConnections)
            {
            }


            public override bool GetEnabled(Control control)
            {
                return ((TableProviderWebPart)control).ConnectionPointEnabled;
            }

        }
    }
}

In the OnPreRender method, the consumer calls GetTableData in TableProviderWebPart and passes its GetTableData method as the delegate to call with the table data, as shown in the following code example.

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
    using System;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Data.SqlClient;
    using System.Reflection;
    using System.Web.UI;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
    using System.Collections;


    public class TableConsumer : WebPart
    {
        private IWebPartTable _provider;
        private ICollection _tableData;

        private void GetTableData(object tableData)
        {
            _tableData = (ICollection)tableData;
        }

        protected override void OnPreRender(EventArgs e)
        {
            if (_provider != null)
            {
                _provider.GetTableData(new TableCallback(GetTableData));
            }
        }

        protected override void RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter writer)
        {
            if (_provider != null)
            {
                PropertyDescriptorCollection props = _provider.Schema;
                int count = 0;
                if (props != null && props.Count > 0 && _tableData != null)
                {
                    foreach (PropertyDescriptor prop in props)
                    {
                        foreach (DataRow o in _tableData)
                        {
                            writer.Write(prop.DisplayName + ": " + o[count]);
                        }
                        writer.WriteBreak();
                        writer.WriteLine();
                        count = count + 1;
                    }
                }
                else
                {
                    writer.Write("No data");
                }
            }
            else
            {
                writer.Write("Not connected");
            }
        }

        [ConnectionConsumer("Table")]
        public void SetConnectionInterface(IWebPartTable provider)
        {
            _provider = provider;
        }
    }
}

The two controls and the connection are included in a Web page, as shown in the following example.

<%@ page language="C#" %>
<%@ Register tagprefix="wp" 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">
<script runat="server">

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ITable Test Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <!-- A static or dynamic connection is required to link two
             Web Parts controls. --->
        <asp:webpartmanager id="WebPartManager1" runat="server">
            <StaticConnections>
                <asp:WebPartConnection id="wp1" ProviderID="provider1" 
                   ConsumerID="consumer1">
                </asp:WebPartConnection>
            </StaticConnections>
        </asp:webpartmanager>
        <asp:webpartzone id="WebPartZone1" runat="server">
            <zoneTemplate>
            <!-- The following two lines define the 
              two connected controls. --->
            <wp:TableProviderWebPart ID="provider1" runat="server" 
               title="Web Parts Table Provider Control" />
            <wp:TableConsumer ID="consumer1" runat="server" 
               title="Web Parts Table Consumer Control"/>
            </zoneTemplate>
        </asp:webpartzone>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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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