ObjectDataSource.GetView Method

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
Not applicable.



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.


If you are not familiar with the Data Access features in ASP.NET 2.0, you should read some of these topics before continuing:

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

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