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BaseDataList.DataSource Property

Gets or sets the source containing a list of values used to populate the items within the control.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable Property DataSource As Object
[C#]
public virtual object DataSource {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property virtual Object* get_DataSource();
public: __property virtual void set_DataSource(Object*);
[JScript]
public function get DataSource() : Object;
public function set DataSource(Object);

Property Value

An System.Collections.IEnumerable implemented object that contains a collection of values used to supply data to this control. The default value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Remarks

Use the DataSource property to specify the source of values to bind to a data listing control. The data source must be an object that implements the System.Collections.IEnumerable interface (such as System.Data.DataView, System.Collections.ArrayList, and System.Collections.Hashtable) to bind to a control derived from the BaseDataList class.

Example

[Visual Basic] 
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script language="VB" runat="server">
     Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection
        Dim dt As New DataTable()
        Dim dr As DataRow
        
        dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("IntegerValue", GetType(Int32)))
        dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("StringValue", GetType(String)))
        dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("CurrencyValue", GetType(Double)))
        
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To 8
            dr = dt.NewRow()
            
            dr(0) = i
            dr(1) = "Item " + i.ToString()
            dr(2) = 1.23 *(i + 1)
            
            dt.Rows.Add(dr)
        Next i
        
        Dim dv As New DataView(dt)
        Return dv
    End Function 'CreateDataSource


    Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
        
        If Not IsPostBack Then
            ' Load this data only once.
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
            ItemsGrid.DataBind()
        End If
    End Sub 'Page_Load
 
  </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>
 
      <h3>DataGrid Example</h3>
 
      <b>Product List</b>
 
      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           AutoGenerateColumns="true"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle> 
 
      </asp:DataGrid>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>

[C#] 
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script language="C#" runat="server">
 
      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;
 
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));
 
         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();
 
            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);
 
            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }
 
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;
      }
 
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
 
         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            // Load this data only once.
            ItemsGrid.DataSource= CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         }
      }
 
   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>
 
      <h3>DataGrid Example</h3>
 
      <b>Product List</b>
 
      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           AutoGenerateColumns="true"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle> 
 
      </asp:DataGrid>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

BaseDataList Class | BaseDataList Members | System.Web.UI.WebControls Namespace | System.Collections.IEnumerable | System.Data.DataView | System.Collections.ArrayList | System.Collections.Hashtable | System.Data.DataSet

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