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SiteMapDataSource.GetView Method

Retrieves a named view on the site map data of the site map provider according to the starting node and other properties of the data source.

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

public virtual DataSourceView GetView(
	string viewName


Type: System.String
The name of the data source view to retrieve.

Return Value

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


The Provider is null.


The StartFromCurrentNode is true but the StartingNodeUrl is set.


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

The viewName parameter is the URL for the root node of the view, not the name of the data source view as it is with other data source controls that support named views.

.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.