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Business object from referenced dll soesn't show in Website Data S

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Hi
I have created a collection of business objects in a seperate dll, which I
have then added to my web project. However it does not show up in list of
Website Data Sources.

I need to Data Source to be able to design my Report (MS Reporting)

I have added a ObjectDataSource to a page

<asp:ObjectDataSource ID="ObjectDataSource3" runat="server"
SelectMethod="GetWinners"
TypeName="GolfStore.Bll.MensSection.PinCollection" >
<SelectParameters>
<asp:Parameter Name="EventId" Type="Int32" />
</SelectParameters>
</asp:ObjectDataSource>

and calls a stored proc in the database via the GetWinners method - it works
- I've checked it using the SQL Profiler.

What do I have to do to make my collection show up in the Website Data
Source list.

Jun 27 '08 #1
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If your using visual studio 2008 or 2005, you need to uncheck the box in the
ObjectDataSources "Choose your business object" window that says to only
show data objects. I forget what exactly the text on the checkbox is, but
you would know it when you saw it. If you uncheck the box, then all objects
in the project and its dependencies will show up in the drop down. The other
alternative is to use custom attributes (between [] just above the class).
www.asp.net/leearn has a good data access tutorial series that explains how
this works with data sources and how to set it up right. I go back to them a
lot when I need a little help here and there too.
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Hi
I have created a collection of business objects in a seperate dll, which I
have then added to my web project. However it does not show up in list of
Website Data Sources.

I need to Data Source to be able to design my Report (MS Reporting)

I have added a ObjectDataSource to a page

<asp:ObjectDataSource ID="ObjectDataSource3" runat="server"
SelectMethod="GetWinners"
TypeName="GolfStore.Bll.MensSection.PinCollection" >
<SelectParameters>
<asp:Parameter Name="EventId" Type="Int32" />
</SelectParameters>
</asp:ObjectDataSource>

and calls a stored proc in the database via the GetWinners method - it
works
- I've checked it using the SQL Profiler.

What do I have to do to make my collection show up in the Website Data
Source list.

Jun 27 '08 #2

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Hi Andy

What you describe is how to configure ObjectdataSource and that works fine,
but my problem is when I open a report in the designer I get a list of
Website DataSource displayed next to the designer - that where I would like
to see my BusinessCollection. I have seen the tutorials you're talking about
and taht also works fine for me. The difference is that the code is a part of
the web project. I have the code in a seperate solution, which i compile into
a dll. I my web project I reference this dll.

Thanks
Paul S
Jun 27 '08 #3

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Hi Paul

Did you ever find a solution to this problem, I am having the same issue.

Thanks

Ryan

"Paul S" wrote:
Hi Andy

What you describe is how to configure ObjectdataSource and that works fine,
but my problem is when I open a report in the designer I get a list of
Website DataSource displayed next to the designer - that where I would like
to see my BusinessCollection. I have seen the tutorials you're talking about
and taht also works fine for me. The difference is that the code is a part of
the web project. I have the code in a seperate solution, which i compile into
a dll. I my web project I reference this dll.

Thanks
Paul S
Jul 8 '08 #4

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