ListObject.DataSource Property

Definition

Gets or sets the source that contains a list of values that are used to populate the items within the control.

public object DataSource { get; set; }

Property Value

The source that contains a list of values that are used to populate the items within the control. The default value is null.

Examples

The following code example creates a DataSet with two DataTable objects and populates one of the tables with data. The code then sets the DataSource and DataMember properties of the ListObject to bind to the table that contains data.

This example is for a document-level customization.

private void ListObject_DataSourceAndMember()
{
    // Create a DataSet and two DataTables.
    DataSet ordersDataSet = new DataSet("ordersDataSet");
    DataTable tableCustomers = new DataTable("Customers");
    DataTable tableProducts = new DataTable("Products");
    ordersDataSet.Tables.Add(tableCustomers);
    ordersDataSet.Tables.Add(tableProducts);

    // Add a data to the Customers DataTable.
    tableCustomers.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("LastName"));
    tableCustomers.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("FirstName"));
    DataRow dr = tableCustomers.NewRow();
    dr["LastName"] = "Chan";
    dr["FirstName"] = "Gareth";
    tableCustomers.Rows.Add(dr);

    // Create a list object.
    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ListObject list1 = 
        this.Controls.AddListObject(
        this.Range["A1"], "Customers");

    // Bind the list object to the Customers table.
    list1.AutoSetDataBoundColumnHeaders = true;
    list1.DataSource = ordersDataSet;
    list1.DataMember = "Customers";
}
Private Sub ListObject_DataSourceAndMember()
    ' Create a DataSet and two DataTables.
    Dim ordersDataSet As New DataSet("ordersDataSet")
    Dim tableCustomers As New DataTable("Customers")
    Dim tableProducts As New DataTable("Products")
    ordersDataSet.Tables.Add(tableCustomers)
    ordersDataSet.Tables.Add(tableProducts)

    ' Add a data to the Customers DataTable.
    tableCustomers.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("LastName"))
    tableCustomers.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("FirstName"))
    Dim dr As DataRow = tableCustomers.NewRow()
    dr("LastName") = "Chan"
    dr("FirstName") = "Gareth"
    tableCustomers.Rows.Add(dr)

    ' Create a list object.
    Dim List1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ListObject = _
        Me.Controls.AddListObject(Me.Range( _
        "A1"), "Customers")

    ' Bind the list object to the Customers table.
    List1.AutoSetDataBoundColumnHeaders = True
    List1.DataSource = ordersDataSet
    List1.DataMember = "Customers"

End Sub

Remarks

At run time, use the SetDataBinding method to set the DataSource and DataMember properties.

The following data sources are valid:

See the Binding class overview for more information on data sources.

If the DataSource reference contains more than one table or property, you must set the DataMember property to a string that specifies the table to bind to. For example, if the DataSource is a DataSet or DataViewManager that contains three tables named Customers, Orders, and OrderDetails, you must specify the table to bind to.

Setting the DataSource to an object that does not implement the IList interface or an IListSource will cause an exception to be thrown.

Applies to