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Cannot implicitly convert type 'void' to 'object'

See code attached, when i run the code in debug the  'public static void GetNews()' does bring data back but the error (Cannot implicitly convert type 'void' to 'object') is when i try and put the data to a datagrid

Any Ideas??
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Data;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Xml.Linq;
 
namespace News
{
    public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            GridView1.DataSource = GetNews();
            GridView1.DataBind();
            //GetNews();
        }
 
        public static void GetNews()
        {
 
            NEwsDataContext db = new NEwsDataContext();
 
            var gnews = from x in db.News
                        orderby x.PostDT ascending
                        select x;
 
        }
    }
}

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martgriff
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martgriff
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p_davisCommented:
GetNews is of type void and therefore isn't supose to return any data, from running the method alone so.

GridView1.DataSource = GetNews();

is illegal because datasource needs an object GetNews is void and doesn't return an object.
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martgriffAuthor Commented:
could you recomend a solution?
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martgriffAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help, I have worked it out see below:
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Data;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Xml.Linq;
 
namespace News
{
    public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            GridView1.DataSource = GetNews();
            GridView1.DataBind();
            //GetNews();
        }
 
        public static Object GetNews()
        {
 
            NEwsDataContext db = new NEwsDataContext();
 
            var gnews = from x in db.News
                        orderby x.PostDT ascending
                        select x;
            return gnews;
 
        }
    }
}

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coldboyCommented:
p_davis should be marked as answer with full award of points
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p_davisCommented:
how in the world does my answer deserve a grade of C?
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Jens FiedererCommented:
Apparently, martgriff is trying to acquire a terrible reputation....

First, by attempting to hold back points to himself (apparently, he felt he deserved them for making some progress on his own problem, but he doesn't seem to realize that is EXPECTED of people who have a problem).

Then, by minimizing the number of points awarded with no benefit to himself at all.

Martgriff, somebody tried to help you - and for no reason other than maybe that it took him longer than 20 minutes to answer your followup (after he had ALREADY satisfactorily answered your question and set you straight), you awarded him only one third of the points that he COULD have gotten.

Do you really think this will encourage people to help you in the future?
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