DataBind Method (Boolean)
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Control.DataBind Method (Boolean)

Updated: April 2009

Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls with an option to raise the DataBinding event.

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

protected virtual void DataBind(
	bool raiseOnDataBinding


Type: System.Boolean

true if the DataBinding event is raised; otherwise, false.

Use the Control.DataBind(Boolean) method in a scenario when your custom control overrides the DataBind method and implements the IDataItemContainer interface. In this scenario, the custom control calls the Control.DataBind(Boolean) method with raiseOnDataBinding set to false to ensure that the base class's DataBind method gets called.

The Control.DataBind() method invokes the Control.DataBind(Boolean) method with raiseOnDataBinding set to true.


Calling the Control.DataBind(Boolean) method with raiseOnDataBinding set to false causes any child controls to be data bound with the Control.DataBind() method.

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




April 2009

Removed incorrect information that the default value for the raiseOnDataBinding parameter is false.

Content bug fix.

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