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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)

abstract GetValue : 
        controlContainer:Control -> Object  
override GetValue : 
        controlContainer:Control -> Object


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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

- 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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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