Gets a list of data from the underlying data storage.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
The method is called to retrieve data from the underlying data store and return it as an IEnumerable object. All data source controls support data retrieval from their underlying data storage, even if other operations such as insertion and sorting are not supported. Because a data-bound control can request a list of data at any time as a result of a DataSourceChanged event or a DataBind method call, the data retrieval must be performed on demand.
The following code example demonstrates how to override the method in a class that extends the DataSourceView class. The CsvDataSourceView opens a comma-separated value (.csv) file, parses it line by line, and creates a DataTable object and a DataView object to hold the data in memory. Finally, a sort expression is applied if one is supplied by the DataSourceSelectArguments object, and the DataView object is returned as an IEnumerable instance. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataSourceView class.
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.