GridView.CreateChildControls Method (IEnumerable, Boolean)

This method supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Creates the control hierarchy used to render the GridView control using the specified data source.

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

protected override int CreateChildControls (
	IEnumerable dataSource,
	bool dataBinding
protected int CreateChildControls (
	IEnumerable dataSource, 
	boolean dataBinding
protected override function CreateChildControls (
	dataSource : IEnumerable, 
	dataBinding : boolean
) : int
Not applicable.



An System.Collections.IEnumerable that contains the data source for the GridView control.


true to indicate that the child controls are bound to data; otherwise, false.

Return Value

The number of rows created.

Exception typeCondition


dataSource returns a null DataSourceView.


dataSource does not implement the ICollection interface and cannot return a TotalRowCount.


AllowPaging is true and dataSource does not implement the ICollection interface and cannot perform data source paging.


dataSource does not implement the ICollection interface and dataBinding is set to false.

The CreateChildControls method is used to create the control hierarchy of the GridView control.


This method is used primarily by control developers to extend the GridView control.

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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