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Control.OnDataBinding Method

Raises the DataBinding event.

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

protected virtual void OnDataBinding(
	EventArgs e


Type: System.EventArgs
An EventArgs object that contains the event data.

This method notifies a server control to perform any logic for binding data that is associated with it.

If you want to handle the DataBinding event, you should override this event-handling method. This ensures that all delegates attached to the DataBinding event are invoked.

The following example demonstrates how to override the OnDataBinding method to add child controls to the parent control from a data source.

// Override to create the repeated items from the DataSource.
protected override void OnDataBinding(EventArgs e) {

    if (DataSource != null) {
        // Clear any existing child controls.
        // Clear any previous view state for the existing child controls.

        // Iterate over the DataSource, creating a new item for each data item.
        IEnumerator dataEnum = DataSource.GetEnumerator();
        int i = 0;
        while(dataEnum.MoveNext()) {

            // Create an item.
            RepeaterItem item = new RepeaterItem(i, dataEnum.Current);
            // Initialize the item from the template.
            // Add the item to the ControlCollection.


        // Prevent child controls from being created again.
        ChildControlsCreated = true;
        // Store the number of items created in view state for postback scenarios.
        ViewState["NumItems"] = i;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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.