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IDataSource.GetView Method

Gets the named data source view associated with the data source control.

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

DataSourceView GetView (
	string viewName
)
DataSourceView GetView (
	String viewName
)
function GetView (
	viewName : String
) : DataSourceView
Not applicable.

Parameters

viewName

The name of the view to retrieve.

Return Value

Returns the named DataSourceView associated with the IDataSource.

Data source control classes can support one or more views on their underlying data. These views are represented by instances of the DataSourceView class. The data source view defines the capabilities of a data source control, and performs all the work necessary to retrieve data from the underlying data store and perform operations such as sorting, inserting, deleting, and updating.

Data source control classes that implement the IDataSource interface implement the GetView method to return strongly typed view objects associated with the class.

The following code example demonstrates how a data source control class that implements the IDataSource interface implements the GetView method, returning a strongly typed instance of the DataSourceView class. Because the data source control supports only one view, it ignores the name and returns a view named with the default view name. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataSourceControl class.

// 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;
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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