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IWebPartField.Schema Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the schema information for a data field that is used to share data between two WebPart controls.

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

PropertyDescriptor Schema { get; }
/** @property */
PropertyDescriptor get_Schema ()

function get Schema () : PropertyDescriptor

Property Value

A PropertyDescriptor that describes the schema information for the data field.

This property provides property information for the data passed by the interface. Transformer and consumer controls can query this property to get information about the type, contents, and other details of the field contained in the IWebPartField interface instance sent by a provider.

The following code example shows the implementation and use of the Schema property. The complete example is shown in the class overview for the IWebPartField interface. The provider control implements the Schema property. Then, in its GetFieldValue method, it uses the property to retrieve the field value.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
  // This sample code creates a Web Parts control that acts as a provider 
  // of field data.
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand,
    Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand,
    Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  public sealed class FieldProviderWebPart : WebPart, IWebPartField
  {
    private DataTable _table;

    public FieldProviderWebPart() 
    {
        _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);
    }

 	  [ConnectionProvider("FieldProvider")]
	  public IWebPartField GetConnectionInterface()
    {
        return new FieldProviderWebPart();
    }

    public PropertyDescriptor Schema 
    {
        get 
        {
            /* The two parameters are row and field. Zero is the first record. 
                0,2 returns the zip code field value.   */ 
            return TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(_table.DefaultView[0])[2];
        }
    }

	  void IWebPartField.GetFieldValue(FieldCallback callback) 
    {
        callback(Schema.GetValue(_table.DefaultView[0]));
    }

  } // end FieldProviderWebPart

  // This sample code creates a Web Parts control that acts as a consumer 
  // of an IWebPartField interface.
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand,
    Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand,
    Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  public class FieldConsumerWebPart : WebPart
  {

    private IWebPartField _provider;
    private object _fieldValue;

    private void GetFieldValue(object fieldValue)
    {
      _fieldValue = fieldValue;
    }

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

    protected override void OnPreRender(EventArgs e)
    {
      if (_provider != null)
      {
        _provider.GetFieldValue(new FieldCallback(GetFieldValue));
      }
      base.OnPreRender(e);
    }

    protected override void RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter writer)
    {

      if (_provider != null)
      {
        PropertyDescriptor prop = _provider.Schema;

        if (prop != null && _fieldValue != null)
        {
          writer.Write(prop.DisplayName + ": " + _fieldValue);
        }
        else
        {
          writer.Write("No data");
        }
      }
      else
      {
        writer.Write("Not connected");
      }
    }

    [ConnectionConsumer("FieldConsumer", "Connpoint1", 
      typeof(FieldConsumerConnectionPoint), AllowsMultipleConnections = true)]
    public void SetConnectionInterface(IWebPartField provider)
    {
      _provider = provider;
    }

    public class FieldConsumerConnectionPoint : ConsumerConnectionPoint
    {
      public FieldConsumerConnectionPoint(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 ((FieldConsumerWebPart)control).ConnectionPointEnabled;
      }
    } // end FieldConsumerConnectionPoint

  } // end FieldConsumerWebPart

} // end namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls

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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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