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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Summary

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 ...

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