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How to assign a SiteMapDataSource object to a user control property

Posted on 2012-03-21
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I have the following user control:

public partial class UserControlLeftMenu : System.Web.UI.UserControl
{
    private SiteMapDataSource _siteMapDataSrc;

    public SiteMapDataSource DataSource
    {
        get { return _siteMapDataSrc; }
        set { _siteMapDataSrc = value; }
    }

  }

How do I assign the property on an .aspx page?

...
<%@ Register src="UserControlLeftMenu.ascx" tagname="UserControlLeftMenu" tagprefix="bvt" %>
...
<asp:SiteMapDataSource ID="WebSiteMapDataSource" runat="server" />
...

Neither of these work, both produce compile errors:
<bvt:UserControlLeftMenu ID="UserControlLeftMenu1" runat="server" DataSource=WebSiteMapDataSource/>
<bvt:UserControlLeftMenu ID="UserControlLeftMenu1" runat="server" DataSource="WebSiteMapDataSource"/>
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Question by:elcbruce
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markmiddlemist earned 500 total points
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What you need to remember is that in its current form you are actually passing in the string "WebSiteMapDataSource", not the control itseld.

 You have 2 options to get this working :

1) Programatically assign the datasource in the codebehind:

UserControlLeftMenu1.DataSource = WebSiteMapDataSource

2) Change the type of your parameter to String (and for the sake of good practice rename it DataSourceID), then in your code use a recursive FindControl on the usercontrol's Page  property using that string value to find the datasource
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by:Easwaran Paramasivam
ID: 37748156
For SiteMap alone why do you required a seperate user control?

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/uploadfile/raj1979/working-with-sitemapdatasource-control-in-Asp-Net-3-5/ could be useful for you.
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by:Lalit Chandra
ID: 37748706
in Code behind page ,you can write

UserControlLeftMenu1.DataSource = WebSiteMapDataSource
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by:elcbruce
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Thanks for the prompt response.
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