DataBoundControl.GetDataSource Method

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
Not applicable.

Return Value

An IDataSource that represents the data source identified by DataSourceID.

Exception typeCondition

HttpException

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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