ObjectDataSource.GetView Method

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

Retrieves the named data source view that is associated with the data source control.

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

protected override DataSourceView GetView (
	string viewName
protected DataSourceView GetView (
	String viewName
protected override function GetView (
	viewName : String
) : DataSourceView



The name of the view to retrieve. Because the ObjectDataSource supports only one view, viewName is ignored.

Return Value

The ObjectDataSourceView named DefaultView that is associated with the ObjectDataSource.

Exception typeCondition


The specified viewName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or something other than DefaultView.

The ObjectDataSource control supports only one data source view. As with all data source view objects, the ObjectDataSourceView that is associated with the data source control defines its capabilities, performs all the work that is necessary to retrieve data from the underlying data storage, and performs operations such as sorting, inserting, deleting, and updating.

The GetView method is intended to be called by data-bound controls, not by page code.

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