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DataSourceControl.IDataSource.GetView Method

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

Gets the named DataSourceView object associated with the DataSourceControl control. Some data source controls support only one view, while others support more than one.

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

DataSourceView IDataSource.GetView(
	string viewName


Type: System.String

The name of the DataSourceView to retrieve. In data source controls that support only one view, such as SqlDataSource, this parameter is ignored.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.DataSourceView
Returns the named DataSourceView associated with the DataSourceControl.




viewName is null.

The viewName parameter is ignored when this method is called on data source controls that support only one view, such as the SqlDataSource and AccessDataSource controls.


The DataSourceControl class's default implementation, which is called by this interface method, returns null. If you extend the DataSourceControl class, override the GetView method to return the specified DataSourceView object.

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