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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 12. Managing a List of Records

In ASP.NET 3.5, the family of data-bound controls that allow you to view bound data adds a new member—the ListView control. ListView joins GridView, DetaiIsView, and FormView to form a complete offering to developers wanting to build rich data-bound Web pages that are both functional to use and flexible enough to be quickly customized.

As a completely new control in ASP.NET, ListView sums up the features of multiple view controls in a single one. For example, it can be used to create a tabular view of data nearly identical to that you can obtain from a GridView or DataGrid control. At the same time, the ListView control can be employed to generate a multicolumn layout with the flexibility that only a general-purpose ...

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