ViewDataDictionary.SetModel Method (Object)
Sets the data model to use for the view.
Assembly: System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)
This method executes before the derived type's instance constructor executes. Derived types must account for this. For example, the logic in the SetModel method must be simple enough that it does not depend on the this pointer (Me in Visual Basic) to reference a fully constructed object.