Eval Method (String)
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TemplateControl.Eval Method (String)


Evaluates a data-binding expression.

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

protected internal object Eval(
	string expression


Type: System.String

The navigation path from the container to the public property value to place in the bound control property.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

An object that results from the evaluation of the data-binding expression.

Exception Condition

The data-binding method can be used only for controls contained on a Page.


expression is null.

- or -

expression is an empty string ("").

The value of expression must evaluate to a public property.

The Eval method calls the DataBinder.Eval method using the GetDataItem method to resolve the object reference that the expression is evaluated against.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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