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This feature applies to Optimizely Customized Commerce versions 10 to 13 and is subject to removal in future releases.

Classes in this topic are in the Mediachase.Commerce.Catalog.DataSources namespace.

## Key classes and files

  • CatalogIndexSearchDataSource. Represents a catalog search data source for data-bound controls.

  • CatalogItemsDataSource.cs. Represents a catalog item's data source for data-bound controls.

  • CatalogSearchDataSource.cs. Represents catalog search data source for data-bound controls.

## Overview

The following image shows the Catalog Data Sources API structure.

**Example:** creating a CatalogIndexSearchDataSource

After creating the CatalogIndexSearchDataSource object, you can bind it to an ASP.NET server control that supports data binding, such as the ListView control. When done, you have access to a collection of catalog entry results.

**Example:** accessing a catalog entry results collection