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How can I access the values of ObjectDataSource from Code-Behind?

I placed an ObjectDataSource in my asp.net page (VB.NET) that is bound to a a FormView.  For a simple project this works fine as I use Conainter.DataItem to display the value in a label such as:

<asp:Label ID="lblName" runat="server" Text='<%# Container.DataItem.ProductName %>'></asp:Label>

My question now is - how to I access all the values returned from the ObjectDataSource's SelectMethod from Code-Behind.  There are many reasons why I may want to do this such as conditional formatting, setting variables, cookies, session variables, hiding/displaying panels on the page, etc.

Please let me know how this can be done properly.

Thank you.
<asp:Label ID="lblName" runat="server" Text='<%# Container.DataItem.ProductName %>'></asp:Label>

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ventaurCommented:
If you want to do things inside the FormView after the data is bound, use the FormView's DataBound event and reference it's DataItem object after casting to the appropriate type.
<asp:FormView ID="FormView1" runat="server" DataSourceID="ObjectDataSource1" OnDataBound="FormView1_DataBound">
...
 
 
Protected Sub FormView1_DataBound(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
	' Get the data item after type casting it appropriately.
	' * Cast to DataRowView if using a DataSet or DataTable.
	Dim Data As Product = TryCast(FormView1.DataItem, Product)
	If Not (Data Is Nothing) Then
		' Change the product name label's style depending on if the product is active or not.
		Dim lblName As Label = DirectCast(FormView1.FindControl("lblName"), Label)
		Dim IsActive As Boolean = Data.IsActive
		If IsActive Then
			lblName.CssClass = "ActiveProduct"
		Else
			lblName.CssClass = "InactiveProduct"
		End If
	End If
End Sub

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blueswitchAuthor Commented:
Works like a charm.  Thanks
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