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Pro ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010, Third Edition by Adam Freeman, Dan Mabbutt, Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 10. Rich Data Controls

In the previous chapter, you saw how to use the data source controls to perform queries, both with and without the assistance of a custom data access class. Along the way, you used some of ASP.NET's rich data controls, such as the GridView. However, you haven't delved into all the features these controls provide.

In this chapter, you'll take a closer look at the three most powerful data controls that ASP.NET offers: the GridView, the DetailsView, the FormView, and the ListView. Using these controls, you'll learn how to fine-tune formatting and use features such as selection, sorting, filtering, and templates. You'll also learn about advanced scenarios such as showing images, calculating summaries, and creating a master-details ...

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