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BoundField.GetValue Method

Retrieves the value of the field bound to the BoundField object.

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

protected virtual Object GetValue(
	Control controlContainer


Type: System.Web.UI.Control
The container for the field value.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The value of the field bound to the BoundField.


The container specified by the controlContainer parameter is null.

- or -

The container specified by the controlContainer parameter does not have a data item.

- or -

The data field was not found.

The GetValue method is a helper method used to determine the value of a field. If the BoundField object is being displayed in a designer and the field value cannot be determined at design time, the value returned from the GetDesignTimeValue method is returned instead of the actual field value.


This method is used primarily by control developers.

Notes to Inheritors

When extending the BoundField class, you can override this method to provide a custom routine to determine a field's value.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.