BoundField.GetDesignTimeValue Method


Retrieves the value used for a field's value when rendering the BoundField object in a designer.

 virtual System::Object ^ GetDesignTimeValue();
protected virtual object GetDesignTimeValue ();
abstract member GetDesignTimeValue : unit -> obj
override this.GetDesignTimeValue : unit -> obj
Protected Overridable Function GetDesignTimeValue () As Object


The value to display in the designer as the field's value.


The GetDesignTimeValue method is a helper method used to determine what value to display for a field when rendering the BoundField object in a designer. If real data cannot be retrieved from the data source at design time, the value returned by this method is displayed instead.


This method is used primarily by control developers.

Notes to Inheritors

When extending the BoundField class, you can override this method to return a different value to display for the field in a designer.

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