“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,“Scandal in Bohemia”
Although it may very well be a grave mistake for a detective to proceed with his work without data, this book has had no choice heretofore but to present examples without a great deal of data. Because the focus of the earlier chapters in the book was to teach the basics of ASP.NET and its main Web server controls, the examples so far have by necessity been reasonably simple and thus a bit unrealistic. To make our ASP.NET examples more realistic, we need to work with data. This chapter is the first of three chapters on working with data in ASP.NET.
The focus in this ...