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DataBoundControl.GetDataSource Method ()


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Retrieves the IDataSource interface that the data-bound control is associated with, if any.

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

Protected Overridable Function GetDataSource As IDataSource

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.IDataSource

An IDataSource that represents the data source identified by DataSourceID.

Exception Condition

The control identified by the DataSourceID property does not exist in the current container.

- or -

The control identified by the DataSourceID property does not implement the IDataSource interface.

The GetData method calls the GetDataSource method internally. A valid IDataSource instance is retrieved by these two methods and is cached by the DataBoundControl object until the OnDataPropertyChanged method signals that the data source has changed.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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