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ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic™ .NET by Bob Howell, Steve Holzner

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The Complex Web Controls

The complex web controls support binding to multiple columns or rows of a DataSource. The most obvious example is the Web DataGrid. Other examples are the DropdownList, the list box, the DataList, the CheckBoxList, and the RadioButtonList. We’ve already seen the DropdownList in action. The list box is virtually identical except that the list is always showing. The CheckBoxList and RadioButtonList are the same as the list box except items are selected using check boxes or radio buttons.

I am glossing over these controls because we covered the Drop downList and the rest are similar and rather easy to grasp. I want to spend the rest of the section talking about two very interesting controls, the Web DataGrid and the DataList ...

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