'System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataListItem.DataItem' is a 'property' but is used like a 'method'

 HI I have a datalist with OnItemDataBound

I get the following error when I try to get the DataItem

'System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataListItem.DataItem' is a 'property' but is used like a 'method' , any idea what's wrong with the line ?


public void Item_Bound(object sender, DataListItemEventArgs e)

        Label originalPriceLabel;
        if (e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Item | e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.AlternatingItem)
            originalPriceLabel = ((Label)(e.Item.FindControl("originalPriceLabel")));
            decimal result = Convert.ToDecimal(e.Item.DataItem("originalPrice"));
            if (result < 1)
                originalPriceLabel.Visible = false;
                originalPriceLabel.Visible = true;

5/5/2007 11:17:34 PM
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Use square brackets rather than round when using a string as an index.
5/5/2007 11:51:57 PM

When I use square brackets I get a different error message


CS0021: Cannot apply indexing with [] to an expression of type 'object'

5/5/2007 11:58:50 PM


You can try this syntax:

DataBinder.Eval( e.Item.DataItem,"originalPrice");
I hope the above information will be helpful. If you have any issues or concerns, please let me know. It's my pleasure to be of assistance

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Rex Lin
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If there is any question or the issue is not resolved, please feel free to mark the thread as not resolved
5/8/2007 3:39:23 AM
Yes it works fine now. Thanks
5/8/2007 9:04:31 AM

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