HtmlSelect.GetData Method ()


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Gets an IEnumerable object that represents the data source that is bound to the HtmlSelect control.

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

protected virtual IEnumerable GetData()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable

An IEnumerable object. If no data source is specified, a default value of null is returned.

Exception Condition

The DataSourceID property is not of type IDataSource.

- or -

The DataSourceID property is not of type IHierarchicalDataSource.


Both a DataSource and a DataSourceID property are defined for the HtmlSelect control.

- or -

The requested data view cannot be found.

The GetData method returns an IEnumerable object independent of whether the data source was specified by the DataSource property or the DataSourceID property.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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