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Control.DataBinding Event

Occurs when the server control binds to a data source.

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

public event EventHandler DataBinding

This event notifies the server control to perform any data-binding logic that has been written for it.

How to: Create Event Handlers in ASP.NET Web PagesBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications
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/* Create a class that implements the ITemplate interface.
   This class overrides the InstantiateIn method to always
   place templates in a Literal object. It also creates a 
   custom BindData method that is used as the event handler
   associated with the Literal object's DataBinding event.  

using System;
using System.Web;
using System.Data;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace UsingItemTemplates
    public class GenericItem : ITemplate
        private string column;

        public GenericItem(string column)
            this.column = column;

        // Override the ITemplate.InstantiateIn method to ensure  
        // that the templates are created in a Literal control and 
        // that the Literal object's DataBinding event is associated 
        // with the BindData method. 
        public void InstantiateIn(Control container)
            Literal l = new Literal();
            l.DataBinding += new EventHandler(this.BindData);
        // Create a public method that will handle the 
        // DataBinding event called in the InstantiateIn method. 
        public void BindData(object sender, EventArgs e)
            Literal l = (Literal) sender;
            DataGridItem container = (DataGridItem) l.NamingContainer;
            l.Text = ((DataRowView) container.DataItem)[column].ToString();


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, 1.1, 1.0