When does control data binding occur in a life cycle of a page?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by bogdan, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. bogdan

    bogdan Guest

    I need to execute some code _after_ page controls are bound to data (e.g.
    DropDownList). I could probably handle DataBound events for each control.
    But if I wanted to place the code in a page handler, where would I put it?
    Does Page_Load() event is raised after or before control data binding takes

    bogdan, Mar 20, 2008
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  2. bogdan

    Teemu Keiski Guest


    do you mean binding done by data source controls? If you bind manually that
    of course happens whenever you call dataBind() for the control, so when that
    happens is up to you, the page developer.

    Yes you could do that with DataBound event. Data source conrreols also have
    their own events like SqldataSource's Selected event

    Quite common is that on first request, control are bound at PreRender stage
    but on postback they must then be populated before Page_Load because
    postback data is already loaded before that, so data in lists etc must exist
    so that state change based on postback data, can be made.

    SqldataSource for example gets its select operation called in PreRender by
    the databound controls.
    Teemu Keiski, Mar 20, 2008
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