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DetailsView.CreateChildControls Method (IEnumerable, Boolean)

Creates the control hierarchy used to render the DetailsView control.

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 IEnumerable that represents the data source for the DetailsView control.

Type: System.Boolean

true to indicate that this method is being called during data binding; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of items in the data source.


dataSource returns a null DataSourceView.

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dataSource is not an ICollection and cannot return a total row count.

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

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dataSource does not implement the ICollection interface and AllowPaging is set to true.

The CreateChildControls method is a helper method called by the DetailsView control to create the control hierarchy for the control.

Notes to Inheritors:

When extending the DetailsView class, you can override this method to create your own control hierarchy.

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