FormView controls, the subject of this chapter, enable you to work with a single data item at a time. Both controls enable you to display, edit, insert, and delete data items such as database records. Furthermore, both controls enable you to page forward and backward through a set of data items.
The difference between the two controls concerns the user interface that the controls render. The
DetailsView control always renders each field in a separate HTML table row. The
FormView control, on the other hand, uses a template that enables you to completely customize the user interface ...