In this chapter you learned how to create and configure the
SqlDataSource control from the Toolbox task pane. You also learned how to configure the control using the ASP.NET
GridView control. The
GridView control is just one way to present data from an
SqlDataSource control, and, although the
GridView offers formatting features, it does not include the range of features offered by the DFWP, such as the ability to connect to other Web parts on a page or options to create advanced conditional formatting clauses.
The next three chapters show you how to format data sources, including the
SqlDataSource, using XLVs and DFWPs. Chapter 22, “Overview of XSLT List View and Data View Web Parts in SharePoint 2010,” is a great place to start if you ...