Repeater: nested controls cause error: 'object' does not contain a definition for 'DataItem'

I'm trying to use a Repeater control to create a series of other controls. The problem seems to be that when I try to access "Container.DataItem" the Container is now my nested control instead of the Repeater control. How do I get the Container.DataItem to point back to my Repeater instead of the nested control?

 

Sample code:

<asp:Repeater ID="CardRepeater" runat="server">

<ItemTemplate>

 

<ComponentArt:Snap runat="server"

ID="SnapCard"

IsCollapsed="false"

CurrentDockingIndex="0"

CurrentDockingContainer="Leftpanel"

DockingContainers="LeftPanel,PanelPageView1,PanelPageView2,PanelPageView3"

DockingStyle="TransparentRectangle" DraggingStyle="GhostCopy" MustBeDocked="True">

<Header>

<div style="CURSOR: move; width: 100%;">

<table cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" width="100%" border="0">

<tr>

<td class="SnapHeader" onmousedown="SnapCard.StartDragging(event)" >

<%# GetHeaderText(Container.DataItem)) %>   <-- this is the problem here! Container is of type "Snap" instead of "RepeaterItem"

</td>

<td width="10" style="cursor: hand" align="right">

<img onclick="SnapCard.toggleExpand()" src="images/i_open.gif" width="22" height="19" border="0">

</td>

</tr>

</table>

</div>

</Header>

<Content>

<table class="Snapcontent" cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" width="100%" border="0">

<tr>

<td><%# GetContentText(DataItem)%></td>    <-- this is the problem here!

</tr>

</table>

</Content>

</ComponentArt:Snap>

</ItemTemplate>

</asp:Repeater>

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Dan
9/14/2007 1:53:20 AM
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I found the solution - I had to look up the parent and cast the type.

<%# GetHeaderText(((RepeaterItem)Container.Parent).DataItem) %>

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9/14/2007 2:36:44 PM
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