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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 9. ASP.NET Iterative Controls

 

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 --Franklin D. Roosevelt

Iterative controls are a special type of data-bound controls that combine two key capabilities. They support ADO.NET-compliant data sources and supply a template-based mechanism to create free-form user interfaces.

In Part II of the book, while covering database programming and techniques, we covered the DataGrid control in great detail. Technically speaking, the DataGrid control is certainly an iterative control in the sense that it iterates over a bound data source to generate its user interface, one row after the next. Although the DataGrid is highly customizable, it can't go beyond the boundaries of a column-based representation of the data. For ...

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