ConnectionProviderAttribute.DisplayName Property


Gets the friendly name of the provider connection point.

 virtual property System::String ^ DisplayName { System::String ^ get(); };
public virtual string DisplayName { get; }
member this.DisplayName : string
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property DisplayName As String

Property Value

A string containing a friendly display name for the provider connection point.


The following code example demonstrates using the DisplayName property, by showing how to declare the ConnectionProviderAttribute metadata element on a callback method in a provider control. Note that the simplest overload of the constructor is used; only the displayName parameter value is supplied. The value of the parameter will become the value of the DisplayName property. For the full code required to run the code example, see the ConnectionProviderAttribute class overview.

public IWebPartRow GetConnectionInterface()
    return new RowProviderWebPart();
<ConnectionProvider("Row")> _
Public Function GetConnectionInterface() As IWebPartRow
    Return New RowProviderWebPart()

End Function 'GetConnectionInterface


This property is the friendly name of a provider connection point. Its value can be set declaratively, when you add the displayName parameter to a ConnectionProviderAttribute metadata element on a callback method. It can also be set programmatically by a derived class, by using the protected DisplayNameValue property.

When you are searching through a connection point collection, you should use the ID property, because the ID property must be unique, but the DisplayName property need not be.

The DisplayName property of a provider connection point is displayed to users when a ConnectionsZone control is on the page, the connection user interface (UI) is open, and the users are in a view where they are allowed to select connection points to establish a connection.

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