ProviderConnectionPoint.GetObject Method

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

Invokes the callback method in a provider control that gets an interface instance to return to consumers.

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

public virtual Object GetObject (
	Control control
public Object GetObject (
	Control control
public function GetObject (
	control : Control
) : Object



The control acting as the provider in a Web Parts connection.

Return Value

An Object that is an instance of the interface a provider returns to consumers to establish a connection.

Exception typeCondition


control is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

This method returns an object from the provider control that is an instance of the interface used to establish a connection. The type of the object will be the type of the implemented interface. For example, two interfaces that are implemented for connections in the Web Parts control set are IWebPartField and IWebPartRow. When the GetObject method is called on a ProviderConnectionPoint object, if the associated provider implements one of these interfaces, the returned object will be of the same type.

The GetObject method is called by WebPartConnection objects when a connection is being activated. This is a critical step that actually initiates a connection and begins the process that enables two controls to share data.

The consumer control in a connection must be able to work with the same type of interface as the provider. If it does not, the controls are incompatible and a WebPartTransformer object must be used to establish a connection.

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