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SiteMapDataSource.GetHierarchicalView Method

Retrieves a single view on the site map data for the SiteMapProvider object according to the starting node and other properties of the data source.

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

protected override HierarchicalDataSourceView GetHierarchicalView(
	string viewPath


Type: System.String
The URL of the starting node, specified by the StartingNodeUrl.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.HierarchicalDataSourceView
A HierarchicalDataSourceView helper object on the site map data, starting with the node that is identified by the StartingNodeUrl or its child, if the ShowStartingNode is false.


No SiteMapProvider is configured or available for the site.


The StartFromCurrentNode is true but the StartingNodeUrl is set.


The StartingNodeUrl is set but the SiteMapDataSource cannot resolve a node for the specified URL.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.