GetHierarchicalView Method

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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