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Using SqlDatasource in DataSet mode to implement Paging gives error "The SqlDataSource 'SqlDataSourceGuestbook' does not have paging enabled. Set the DataSourceMode to DataSet to enable paging."

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I have an SqlDatasource control on my page.  I wish to using it in DataSource mode, not dataread mode, to allow me to show just a few rows at a time using a DataList control.

The SqlDatasource is *definitely* in DataSet mode.  I set it at design time and at run time.

I get the below error:
The SqlDataSource 'SqlDataSourceGuestbook' does not have paging enabled.  Set the DataSourceMode to DataSet to enable paging.

The line that dies is the call to Select() here:

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        DataSourceSelectArguments soArgs = new DataSourceSelectArguments(0, 10);
        SqlDataSourceGuestbook.DataSourceMode = SqlDataSourceMode.DataSet;
        DataList1.DataSource = SqlDataSourceGuestbook.Select(soArgs);

NB. this is not yet finished, I will of course writie the paging parts to select rows 10 to 20, etc.  Obviously the above can be achieved using "select top 10 ..." but that's not what I want.

The datalist is defined:

   <asp:DataList ID="DataList1" runat="server"  >
       <ItemTemplate> .....       </ItemTemplate>

The SqlSource is:

       <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSourceGuestbook" runat="server"
            ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:DC_DSN %>"
             SelectCommand="SELECT  ......"

Please help me to pull back just the first N rows.

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