BaseDataBoundControl.DataSource Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the object from which the data-bound control retrieves its list of data items.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

[BindableAttribute(true)] 
[ThemeableAttribute(false)] 
public:
virtual property Object^ DataSource {
	Object^ get ();
	void set (Object^ value);
}
/** @property */
public Object get_DataSource ()

/** @property */
public void set_DataSource (Object value)

public function get DataSource () : Object

public function set DataSource (value : Object)

Property Value

An object that represents the data source from which the data-bound control retrieves its data. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

When you set the DataSource property, the ValidateDataSource method is called. In addition, if the data-bound control has already been initialized, the OnDataPropertyChanged method is called to set the RequiresDataBinding property to true.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and ASP.NET Themes and Skins Overview.

The following code example demonstrates how the DataSource property of a data-bound control is used. In this example, the GridView control is bound to a DataSet object. After the DataSource property is set, the DataBind method is called explicitly.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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