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SiteMapDataSource.Provider Property

Gets or sets a SiteMapProvider object that is associated with the data source control.

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

public SiteMapProvider Provider { get; set; }
<asp:SiteMapDataSource Provider="SiteMapProvider" />

Property Value

Type: System.Web.SiteMapProvider
A SiteMapProvider that is associated with the data source control; otherwise, if no provider is explicitly set, the default site map provider.


The provider named by the SiteMapProvider is not available.

- or -

No default provider is configured for the site.

Use the Provider property to specify the site map provider instance to use with the data source control. The instance can be different than the provider that is identified by the SiteMapProvider property, if set.

.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.