Repeater.DataBind Repeater.DataBind Repeater.DataBind Repeater.DataBind Method

Definition

Binds the Repeater control and all its child controls to the specified data source.

public:
 override void DataBind();
public override void DataBind ();
override this.DataBind : unit -> unit
Public Overrides Sub DataBind ()

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to override the DataBind method in a custom server control so that it always raises a data binding event in a custom Repeater server control.

<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.CS" %>
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head>
        <title>Custom Repeater - DataBind - C# Example</title>
    <script language="C#" runat="server">
      void Page_Load(Object Sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
        if (!IsPostBack) 
        {
          ArrayList values = new ArrayList();
          values.Add(new PositionData("Microsoft", "Msft"));
          values.Add(new PositionData("Intel", "Intc"));
          values.Add(new PositionData("Dell", "Dell"));

          Repeater1.DataSource = values;
          Repeater1.DataBind();
        }
      }

      public class PositionData 
      {
        private string name;
        private string ticker;

        public PositionData(string name, string ticker) 
        {
          this.name = name;
          this.ticker = ticker;
        }

        public string Name 
        {
          get 
          {
            return name;
          }
        }

        public string Ticker 
        {
          get 
          {
            return ticker;
          }
        }
      }
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom Repeater - DataBind - C# Example</h3>
            
            <aspSample:CustomRepeaterDataBind id="Repeater1" runat="server">
        <HeaderTemplate>
          <table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
            <tr>
              <th>Company</th>
              <th>Symbol</th>
            </tr>
        </HeaderTemplate>
        <ItemTemplate>
          <tr>
            <td> <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Name") %></td>
            <td> <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Ticker") %></td>
          </tr>
        </ItemTemplate>
        <FooterTemplate>
          </table>
        </FooterTemplate>
      </aspSample:CustomRepeaterDataBind>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.VB" %>
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head>
        <title>Custom Repeater - DataBind - VB.NET Example</title>
        <script language="VB" runat="server">
            Sub Page_Load(Sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
                If Not IsPostBack Then
                    Dim values As New ArrayList()
                    
                    values.Add(New PositionData("Microsoft", "Msft"))
                    values.Add(New PositionData("Intel", "Intc"))
                    values.Add(New PositionData("Dell", "Dell"))
                    
                    Repeater1.DataSource = values
                    Repeater1.DataBind()
                End If
            End Sub

            Public Class PositionData
                
                Private myName As String
                Private myTicker As String        
                
                Public Sub New(newName As String, newTicker As String)
                    Me.myName = newName
                    Me.myTicker = newTicker
                End Sub        
                
                Public ReadOnly Property Name() As String
                    Get
                        Return myName
                    End Get
                End Property        
                
                Public ReadOnly Property Ticker() As String
                    Get
                        Return myTicker
                    End Get
                End Property
            End Class
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom Repeater - DataBind - VB.NET Example</h3>
            
            <aspSample:CustomRepeaterDataBind id="Repeater1" runat="server" >
                    <HeaderTemplate>
                        <table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
                            <tr>
                                <th>Company</th>
                                <th>Symbol</th>
                            </tr>
                    </HeaderTemplate>
                    <ItemTemplate>
                        <tr>
                            <td> <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Name") %></td>
                            <td> <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Ticker") %></td>
                        </tr>
                    </ItemTemplate>
                    <FooterTemplate>
                        </table>
                    </FooterTemplate>
                </aspSample:CustomRepeaterDataBind>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>
using System.Web;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  public sealed class CustomRepeaterDataBind : System.Web.UI.WebControls.Repeater
  {
    public override void DataBind()
    {
      // Raise the DataBinding event.
      this.OnDataBinding(System.EventArgs.Empty);
    }
  }
}
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Security.Permissions

Namespace Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls
    <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
    Public NotInheritable Class CustomRepeaterDataBind
        Inherits System.Web.UI.WebControls.Repeater

        Public Overrides Sub DataBind()

            ' Raise the DataBinding event.
            Me.OnDataBinding(System.EventArgs.Empty)
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

Remarks

Use the DataBind method to bind the data source specified by the DataSource property to the Repeater control. When you bind a data source to the Repeater control, the information in the data source is displayed in the control.

The DataBind method is also commonly used to synchronize the data source and a data listing control after information in the data source is updated. This allows any changes in the data source to also be updated in a data listing control.

If the data source for the Repeater control is specified by the DataSourceID property, you do not need to explicitly call the DataBind method. ASP.NET calls this method automatically to bind the specified data source control to the Repeater control.

Applies to

See also