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Visual Basic® .NET by Example by Bob Donald, Gabriel Oancea

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Data Access Using Data Bound Controls

The example in this section requires knowledge of data access, which you learned in Part V, “Manipulating Data with ADO.NET and XML.” We will only briefly present the steps required to create data adapters and data sets, assuming that you are already familiar with these techniques.

Most Web controls have a set of data binding properties and methods. These properties are meant to allow a particular control to automatically get its data from a data source (for example a DataSet or a DataView). These properties are grouped under the category Data in the Properties window, in the same way the data properties for the regular controls are grouped. For example, a Label control has a DataBindings property visible ...

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