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BaseDataListDesigner.GetDesignTimeDataSource Method (IEnumerable, Int32, Boolean)

Generates an object that can be used as a data source at design time.

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

protected IEnumerable GetDesignTimeDataSource(
	IEnumerable selectedDataSource,
	int minimumRows,
	out bool dummyDataSource
)

Parameters

selectedDataSource
Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable

An object implementing an IEnumerable that is used as a template for the data format.

minimumRows
Type: System.Int32

The minimum number of rows of sample data that the data source data should contain.

dummyDataSource
Type: System.Boolean

true if the returned data source contains dummy data; false if the returned data source contains data from an actual data source.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable
An object implementing an IEnumerable interface that serves as a data source for use at design time.

The BaseDataListDesigner.GetDesignTimeDataSource method attempts to construct a DataTable object from the data source that is specified by the selectedDataSource parameter. If this is not possible, it creates a DataTable from dummy data.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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