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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
protected HierarchicalDataSourceView GetHierarchicalView (
	String viewPath
protected override function GetHierarchicalView (
	viewPath : String
) : HierarchicalDataSourceView
Not applicable.



The URL of the starting node, specified by the StartingNodeUrl.

Return Value

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.

If you are not familiar with the data access features in ASP.NET 2.0, you might find it useful to review the following topics before continuing:

Exception typeCondition


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.

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