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GridView.CreateChildControls Method (IEnumerable, Boolean)

This API 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


Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable

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

Type: System.Boolean

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

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of rows created.


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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 3.0, 2.0