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DataBinder.GetDataItem Method (Object)

Retrieves an object's declared data item.

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

public static Object GetDataItem(
	Object container


Type: System.Object

The object reference against which the expression is evaluated. This must be a valid object identifier in the page's specified language.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An object that represents the container's declared data item. Returns null if no data item is found or if the container evaluates to null.

This method calls the GetDataItem(Object, Boolean) method, ignoring its foundDataItem parameter when returning the result.

An object's data item is identified in one of two ways. If the container object implements the IDataItemContainer interface, the DataItem property identifies the data item, and its value is returned. Otherwise, the method attempts to resolve and return a container property named "DataItem".

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