Data Binding Overview
The next section will give you a good idea of how ASP.NET data binding works and how your code can take advantage of the various binding mechanisms available. You will see examples of simple binding, complex binding, and the methods available in controls and page classes that facilitate data binding.
Introduction to Web Forms Data Binding
Web Forms data binding is much different from the dynamic, bi-directional update model that you saw in Chapter 30, “Windows Forms Data Binding.” The ASP.NET model is specifically designed with the notion that the vast majority of all data-related tasks involve retrieving data and rendering it in some fashion, whether it is simple output or an extremely complex grid. As a result, ASP.NET ...