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SqlDataSource.SelectCommandType Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the text in the SelectCommand property is an SQL query or the name of a stored procedure.

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

public SqlDataSourceCommandType SelectCommandType { get; set; }
<asp:SqlDataSource SelectCommandType="SqlDataSourceCommandType" />

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.SqlDataSourceCommandType
One of the SqlDataSourceCommandType values. The default is the Text value.

The SelectCommandType property delegates to the SelectCommandType property of the SqlDataSourceView object that is associated with the SqlDataSource control.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the SelectCommand text to the name of a stored procedure and the SelectCommandType property to the StoredProcedure value, in order to retrieve data from a Microsoft SQL Server database and display it in a DropDownList control.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="" >
    <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">

                DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" />

                ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"

                The sp_lastnames stored procedure is
                CREATE PROCEDURE sp_lastnames AS
                   SELECT LastName FROM Employees


.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.