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Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET 3.5 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit by Scott Mitchell

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Chapter 15. Displaying Data with the Data Web Controls

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In this hour, we will cover

  • Associating data Web controls with data source controls

  • Using the GridView and DetailsView controls

  • Customizing the appearance of the GridView and DetailsView controls

  • Displaying only a subset of data source columns in a data Web control

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Displaying data in an ASP.NET page requires using two classes of Web controls. First, a data source control is used to access the data; next, a data Web control is employed to display the data retrieved by the data source control. In the preceding hour we discussed what data source controls are, focusing on the SqlDataSource control. In this hour we’ll turn our attention to the data Web controls, ...

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