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TemplateControl.XPath Method (String, IXmlNamespaceResolver)

Evaluates an XPath data-binding expression using the specified prefix and namespace mappings for namespace resolution.

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

protected internal Object XPath(
	string xPathExpression,
	IXmlNamespaceResolver resolver


Type: System.String
The XPath expression to evaluate. For more information, see XPathBinder.
Type: System.Xml.IXmlNamespaceResolver
A set of prefix and namespace mappings used for namespace resolution.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An object that results from the evaluation of the data-binding expression.


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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.