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HierarchicalDataSourceConverter Class

Provides a type converter that can retrieve a list of the hierarchical data sources that are accessible to the current component.

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

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public class HierarchicalDataSourceConverter : DataSourceConverter

The HierarchicalDataSourceConverter class provides methods that can be used to retrieve a list of the hierarchical data sources that are accessible to the current design-time component.

The HierarchicalDataSourceConverter type converter is used by Microsoft Visual Studio to provide the values that appear in the list of data sources in the Properties window.

Caution noteCaution:

You should never access a type converter directly. Instead, call the appropriate converter by using the TypeDescriptor class. For more information, see the examples in TypeConverter.

For more information about type converters, see the TypeConverter base class and How to: Implement a Type Converter.

The following code example demonstrates how to associate a HierarchicalDataSourceConverter with a hierarchical data source property that is contained within a custom control.

    ToolboxData("<{0}:MyCustomHierarchicalControl runat=server> </{0}:MyCustomHierarchicalControl>")
    public class MyCustomHierarchicalControl : TreeView 
        private object _dataSource;

        public override object DataSource
                return _dataSource;
                if (value != null) 
                _dataSource = value;

        // Define rest of custom control implementation. 
        // ...



Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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