GetDataSource Method

DataBoundControl.GetDataSource Method

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

Retrieves the IDataSource interface that the data-bound control is associated with, if any.

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

protected virtual IDataSource GetDataSource ()
protected IDataSource GetDataSource ()
protected function GetDataSource () : IDataSource

Return Value

An IDataSource that represents the data source identified by DataSourceID.

Exception typeCondition


The control identified by the DataSourceID property does not exist in the current container.

- or -

The control identified by the DataSourceID property does not implement the IDataSource interface.

The GetData method calls the GetDataSource method internally. A valid IDataSource instance is retrieved by these two methods and is cached by the DataBoundControl object until the OnDataPropertyChanged method signals that the data source has changed.

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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