ASP.NET Data Binding

Data binding is the process of retrieving data from a source and dynamically associating it to a property of a visual element. Depending on the context in which the element will be displayed, you can map the element to either an HTML tag or a .NET Web control.

In ASP.NET, the atomic elements that work together to generate page output are the Web controls. In ASP.NET data binding, the application retrieves data from any .NET-compliant data source and then allows you to selectively manipulate and assign this data to properties of controls that have been specially designed to support data binding. These controls are known as data bound controls. ASP.NET Web server controls can be bound to a data source by using a heterogeneous ...

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