Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Avoid DataBinder.Evall(): Uses reflection


Technically, the DataBinder.Evall() method uses reflection when evaluating the data item to find a property with a certain name. You do pay a performance penalty when you use reflection.

<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Title") %>

As an alternative, you can improve the performance of your DataBinding expressions by casting the data items to a particular type like this:

<%# CType(Container.DataItem, System.Data.DataRowView)("Title")%>



Thanks & Regards,

Arun Manglick

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