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ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls Essentials

Joydip Kanjilal

Master the standard ASP.NET server controls for displaying and managing data
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847193957
Paperback256 pages

About This Book


  • Systematic coverage of major ASP.NET data presentation controls
  • Packed with re-usable examples of common data control tasks
  • Covers LINQ and binding data to ASP.NET 3.5 (Orcas) controls


Who This Book Is For

This book is for ASP.NET developers who want to display or manage data in ASP.NET applications. The code examples are in C#.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Data Binding in ASP.NET
The ASP.NET Data Binding Model
Using the Data Binding Expressions
New Data Source Controls in ASP.NET 2.0
User Interface and Data Source Paging
User Interface and Data Source Sorting
Filtering Data Using the Object Data Source Control
Chapter 2: Working with List Controls in ASP.NET
The ASP.NET List Controls
Chapter 3: Working with the Repeater Control
The ASP.NET Repeater Control
Implementing Data Paging Using the Repeater Control
Sorting Data Using the Repeater Control
Filtering Data Using the Repeater Control
Handling Repeater Control Events
Chapter 4: Working with the DataList Control
The ASP.NET DataList Control
Chapter 5: Working with the DataGrid Control in ASP.NET
The ASP.NET DataGrid Control
Implementing a Sample Application Using DataGrid Control
Chapter 6: Displaying Views of Data (Part I)
The ASP.NET GridView Control
Implementing a Hierarchical GridView
Chapter 7: Displaying Views of Data (Part II)
Working with the ASP.NET DetailsView Control
Working with the ASP.NET FormView Control
Working with the ASP.NET TreeView Control
Implementing a Directory Structure as a TreeView
Chapter 8: Working with LINQ
Introducing LINQ
Understanding the LINQ Architecture
Querying Data Using LINQ
The New Data Controls in VS.NET 2008 (Orcas)
Data Binding Using LINQ

What You Will Learn


  • Displaying tables of data with the Repeater, DataGrid, DataList, and GridView controls
  • Displaying hierarchical data using ASP.NET data controls
  • Paging and sorting data using the Repeater, DataGrid, and GridView controls
  • Binding data to ASP.NET 2.0 controls like ObjectDataSource, AccessDataSource, and XMLDataSource
  • Inserting, Updating, and Deleting data using all major data controls in ASP.NET
  • Exporting GridView control to MS Excel and MS Word
  • Extending the existing data controls to build custom controls
  • Using LINQ to bind data to the new data controls introduced in ASP.NET 3.5 (Orcas)


In Detail

The ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls are server controls to which you can bind data to organize and display it in different ways.

This book shows you how to get the most from these controls to easily display and manage complex data in your web applications. It takes you through each of the major data presentation controls in ASP.NET, gets you started using them, and then shows you how to use them in your applications for managing your data.


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