Archive for March 2nd, 2010

Sharing ObjectDataSource From Codebehind


I ran into an interesting “problem” last week that wasn’t all that hard to figure out once I broke out the debugger.  But I thought it would be useful to share the results to save others the time.

The situation was that I had an Object Data Source in a FormView that I wanted to share with both a DataGrid in the FormView and a DataRepeater outside of the FormView.  Since it was in the FormView, the DataRepeater couldn’t see it.

So it seemed reasonable to me that if I could just trap the right event in the FormView I could assign the DataSource of the gridview to the DataSource of the Repeater, rebind the Repeater and we’d be on our way.

It wasn’t quite that simple.

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