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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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16.5. The Last Word

This chapter presented a thorough overview of data binding in ASP.NET. First, you learned an interesting way to create dynamic text with simple data binding. Although this is a reasonable approach to get information into your page, it doesn't surpass what you can already do with pure code. You also learned how ASP.NET builds on this infrastructure with much more useful features, including repeated-value binding for quick-and-easy data display in a list control, and data source controls, which let you create code-free bound pages.

Using the techniques in this chapter, you can create a wide range of data-bound pages. However, if you want to create a page that incorporates record editing, sorting, and other more advanced tricks, ...

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