SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor Class


Provides a user interface for selecting and editing a connection string property of a SqlDataSource object at design time.

public ref class SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor : System::Web::UI::Design::ConnectionStringEditor
public class SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor : System.Web.UI.Design.ConnectionStringEditor
type SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor = class
    inherit ConnectionStringEditor
Public Class SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor
Inherits ConnectionStringEditor


The SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor class is a UITypeEditor object that can be used at design time to select and edit a connection string expression and to assign the expression to a control property. The SqlDataSource object uses the SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor class at design time to set the value of the ConnectionString property.

If an IDataEnvironment interface is available, connection strings are retrieved from the data services of the visual designer. If an IDataEnvironment interface is not available, a modal dialog box is shown to allow editing of the connection string.

Use the EditorAttribute attribute to associate the SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor with a property. When the associated property is edited on the design surface, the designer host calls the EditValue method. The EditValue method displays a user interface for building the connection string expression and returns the connection string that is selected by the user. The GetEditStyle method indicates the display style of the user interface.



Creates a new instance of the SqlDataSourceConnectionStringEditor class.



Gets a value indicating whether drop-down editors should be resizable by the user.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)


EditValue(IServiceProvider, Object)

Edits the value of the specified object using the editor style indicated by the GetEditStyle() method.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)
EditValue(ITypeDescriptorContext, IServiceProvider, Object)

Edits the value of the specified object by using the specified service provider and context.

(Inherited from ConnectionStringEditor)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Gets the editor style used by the EditValue(IServiceProvider, Object) method.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Returns the editing style that is associated with the connection string editor for the specified context.

(Inherited from ConnectionStringEditor)

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)

Indicates whether this editor supports painting a representation of an object's value.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Indicates whether the specified context supports painting a representation of an object's value within the specified context.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Returns the ProviderName property of the SqlDataSource object.


Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
PaintValue(Object, Graphics, Rectangle)

Paints a representation of the value of the specified object to the specified canvas.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Paints a representation of the value of an object using the specified PaintValueEventArgs.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)
SetProviderName(Object, DesignerDataConnection)

Sets the ProviderName property of the SqlDataSource object.


Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

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