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ASP.NET for Web Designers by Peter Ladka

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Chapter 9. Displaying Data with Server Controls

Let me see what you’ve got…ah, yes…it’s fabulous!

If you’ve spent any time building web applications (and I assume that many of you have), you’ve learned one of the biggest parts of this is displaying lists and tabular data.

Let me set this chapter up a bit before I dig into these topics so you can be clear on what you’re about to investigate. I was a little torn when deciding on the structure of this book and what to write about first. I was really dealing with a chicken-and-egg kind of quandary.

See, there is no need for displaying data if there is no data, and data doesn’t really do you any good if you can’t display it. So I had to decide “Do I write about manipulating and retrieving data first?” ...

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