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LinqDataSourceContextEventArgs Class

Provides data for the ContextCreating event.

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

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public class LinqDataSourceContextEventArgs : EventArgs

By default, the LinqDataSource control creates an instance of the type that is specified in the ContextTypeName property. The LinqDataSource control calls the default constructor of the data context object to create an instance of the object.

You can manually create the data context object by handling the ContextCreating event. You do this if you want to use a non-default constructor.

You can also handle the ContextCreating event if you want to create a data context object that is different from the one specified in the ContextTypeName property. In that case, you set the ObjectInstance property to the object you created. The LinqDataSource control will use the object you have created for selecting the data. When you are updating, inserting, or deleting data, you must set the ObjectInstance property to an object that derives from the DataContext class.

The following example shows how to create the data context object by calling a non-default constructor in an event handler for the ContextCreating event. The code assigns the custom object to the ObjectInstance property.

protected void LinqDataSource_ContextCreating(object sender, LinqDataSourceContextEventArgs e)
    e.ObjectInstance = new ExampleDataContext(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["ExampleConnectionString"].ConnectionString);


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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