XmlDataSource.EnableCaching XmlDataSource.EnableCaching XmlDataSource.EnableCaching XmlDataSource.EnableCaching Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the XmlDataSource control has data caching enabled.

public:
 virtual property bool EnableCaching { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public virtual bool EnableCaching { get; set; }
member this.EnableCaching : bool with get, set
Public Overridable Property EnableCaching As Boolean

Property Value

true if data caching is enabled for the data source control; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to enable caching when using the XmlDataSource control to display data contained in an XML file. Caching is enabled when the EnableCaching property is set to true and the CacheDuration is set to the number of seconds that the data is cached by the data source control.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<!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 runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <asp:xmldatasource
        id="XmlDataSource1"
        runat="server"
        datafile="books.xml"
        enablecaching="True"
        cacheduration="60"
        cacheexpirationpolicy="Sliding" />

      <!- TreeView uses hierachical data, so the
          XmlDataSource uses an XmlHierarchicalDataSourceView
          when a TreeView is bound to it. -->

      <asp:treeview
        id="TreeView1"
        runat="server"
        datasourceid="XmlDataSource1">
        <databindings>
          <asp:treenodebinding datamember="book" textfield="title"/>
        </databindings>
      </asp:treeview>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<!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 runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <asp:xmldatasource
        id="XmlDataSource1"
        runat="server"
        datafile="books.xml"
        enablecaching="True"
        cacheduration="60"
        cacheexpirationPolicy="Sliding" />

      <!- TreeView uses hierachical data, so the
          XmlDataSource uses an XmlHierarchicalDataSourceView
          when a TreeView is bound to it. -->

      <asp:treeview
        id="TreeView1"
        runat="server"
        datasourceid="XmlDataSource1">
        <databindings>
          <asp:treenodebinding datamember="book" textfield="title"/>
        </databindings>
      </asp:treeview>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

The XML file in the code example has the following data:

<books>  
   <computerbooks>  
     <book title="Secrets of Silicon Valley" author="Sheryl Hunter"/>  
     <book title="Straight Talk About Computers" author="Dean Straight"/>  
     <book title="You Can Combat Computer Stress!" author="Marjorie Green"/>                  
   </computerbooks>  
   <cookbooks>  
     <book title="Silicon Valley Gastronomic Treats" author="Innes del Castill"/>  
   </cookbooks>  
</books>  

Remarks

The XmlDataSource control automatically caches data when the EnableCaching property is set to true. By default, the CacheDuration property is set to 0, which indicates an indefinite cache, and the data source will cache data until the XML file that it depends on is changed. If you set the CacheDuration property to a value greater than 0, the cache stores data for that many seconds before retrieving a fresh set.

If the EnableCaching property is set to true and the TransformArgumentList property is set, the cache entries are not automatically invalidated when the parameters change in the transforms argument list. In that case, you must write code to invalidate the cache by setting the CacheKeyDependency property.

Applies to

See also