Data Binding

One of the most common feats you will want to perform with your Web applications is presenting data from a database. Not surprisingly, Microsoft has added some ASP.NET controls specifically for displaying data. In addition, most of the regular ASP.NET server controls, such as the TextBox, can be bound to a data source.

Chapter 6, “Getting Started with ADO.NET,” contains much more about data binding. However, it is useful to repeat some of that information here, in case you skipped Chapter 6.

The good news about data binding is that you use many of the same data controls you used in Chapter 6, which discussed the data controls and a little bit about ADO.NET. There is a wrinkle with Web forms, however, and it is that you work with ...

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