WebPartTransformerAttribute Class
 

Identifies the types of connection points that a transformer supports.

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

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebPartsWebPartTransformerAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class)]
public sealed class WebPartTransformerAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Class)]
public ref class WebPartTransformerAttribute sealed : Attribute
[<Sealed>]
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class)>]
type WebPartTransformerAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class)>
Public NotInheritable Class WebPartTransformerAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod WebPartTransformerAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the WebPartTransformerAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the Type of the interface supported by the consumer connection point.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the Type of the interface supported by the provider connection point.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static GetConsumerType

Returns the consumer type a transformer can accept on a connection point.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static GetProviderType

Returns the provider type a transformer can accept on a connection point.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod IsDefaultAttribute

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Match

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetIDsOfNames

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfo

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfoCount

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeInvoke

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

Transformers are used to translate data between two Web Parts controls with incompatible connection points. Connection points are incompatible when they provide or consume data through different interfaces. For example, a provider implementing a provider connection point of type IWebPartRow could not directly connect to a consumer expecting a provider connection point of type IWebPartTable. Instead, a transformer must be used to connect the two connection points. A customized transformer can be created by deriving a class from the WebPartTransformer class.

The WebPartTransformerAttribute attribute is applied to a WebPartTransformer class. It defines the type of provider connection point and the type of consumer connection point that a transformer supports. The type of consumer and provider connection points supported by the transformer must match the connection points of the consumer and provider Web Parts controls for a connection to be made between the controls. At run time, the type of connection points that a particular transformer supports can be retrieved through the GetConsumerType and GetProviderType methods.

The following code example demonstrates the use of a WebPartTransformerAttribute attribute with a customized WebPartTransformer class. The attribute indicates that the RowToStringTransformer class can transform a provider connection point of type IWebPartRow to a consumer connection point of type IString.

This code example is part of a larger example found in the WebPartTransformer class overview.

// A transformer that transforms a row to a string.
[AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand,
  Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
[AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand,
  Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
[WebPartTransformer(typeof(IWebPartRow), typeof(IString))]
public class RowToStringTransformer : WebPartTransformer, IString
{

    private IWebPartRow _provider;
    private StringCallback _callback;

    private void GetRowData(object rowData)
    {
        PropertyDescriptorCollection props = _provider.Schema;
        if (props != null && props.Count > 0 && rowData != null)
        {
            string returnValue = String.Empty;
            foreach (PropertyDescriptor prop in props)
            {
                if (prop != props[0])
                {
                    returnValue += ", ";
                }
                returnValue += prop.DisplayName + ": " + prop.GetValue(rowData);
            }
            _callback(returnValue);
        }
        else
        {
            _callback(null);
        }
    }

    public override object Transform(object providerData)
    {
        _provider = (IWebPartRow)providerData;
        return this;
    }

    void IString.GetStringValue(StringCallback callback)
    {
        if (callback == null)
        {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("callback");
        }

        if (_provider != null)
        {
            _callback = callback;
            _provider.GetRowData(new RowCallback(GetRowData));
        }
        else
        {
            callback(null);
        }
    }
}
' A transformer that transforms a row to a string.
<AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, _
   Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
<AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, _
   Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
<WebPartTransformer(GetType(IWebPartRow), GetType(IString))> _
Public Class RowToStringTransformer
    Inherits WebPartTransformer
    Implements IString

    Private _provider As IWebPartRow
    Private _callback As StringCallback

    Private Sub GetRowData(ByVal rowData As Object)
        Dim props As PropertyDescriptorCollection = _provider.Schema

        If ((Not (props Is Nothing)) AndAlso (props.Count > 0) _
          AndAlso (Not (rowData Is Nothing))) Then
            Dim returnValue As String = String.Empty
            For Each prop As PropertyDescriptor In props
                If Not (prop Is props(0)) Then
                    returnValue += ", "
                End If
                returnValue += prop.DisplayName.ToString() + ": " + _
                    prop.GetValue(rowData).ToString()
            Next
            _callback(returnValue)
        Else
            _callback(Nothing)
        End If
    End Sub

    Public Overrides Function Transform(ByVal providerData As Object) As Object
        _provider = CType(providerData, IWebPartRow)
        Return Me
    End Function


    Sub GetStringValue(ByVal callback As StringCallback) _
       Implements IString.GetStringValue
        If (callback Is Nothing) Then
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("callback")
        End If

        If (Not (_provider Is Nothing)) Then
            _callback = callback
            _provider.GetRowData(New RowCallback(AddressOf GetRowData))
        Else
            callback(Nothing)
        End If
    End Sub
End Class
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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