After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Represent collections using data-bound controls.
Talk to database providers in ASP.NET.
Customize data-bound controls.
This chapter covers one of the most useful features of ASP.NET: data binding. A number of controls in ASP.NET have the capability to understand the form and content of a collection and to render the correct tags to represent such user elements as list boxes, radio button lists, and combo boxes. This chapter examines how these controls work and how you can use them on a Web page.
One of the most common problems encountered in building any software (and Web sites in particular) is representing collections as user interface ...