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Programming Microsoft® ADO.NET 2.0 Applications: Advanced Topics by Glenn Johnson

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Chapter 7. Working with the Windows Data Grid Control

We’re always looking for a way to display data in a manner that will allow the user to quickly browse and change data. Every version of Microsoft Visual Studio has had a data grid control that is meant to provide easy browse and change capability with minimal effort by the developer. This chapter will examine the Windows data grid control, called the DataGridView, which is available in Visual Studio 2005; the next chapter will examine the Web data grid control, called the GridView.

Understanding the DataGridView Control

The DataGridView control is used on Windows Forms applications to display data in a tabular, rows-and-columns format. Earlier grid controls were difficult to customize without ...

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