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ASP.NET Data Web Controls Kick Start
By Scott Mitchell
 
Publisher : Sams Publishing
Date Published : February 12, 2003
ISBN : 0-672-32501-2
Pages : 432


Utilizing the more advanced features of the Data Web Controls has many developers stumped. These controls are fairly simple to use when it comes to simple data display. However, they can do much more than merely present data. For example, the DataGrid Web Control allows for sorting, paging, and editing of data. In addition, these controls allow for templating of data, which can be used to provide more complex views. The DataGrid, DataList, and Repeater forum on the Microsoft ASP.NET Forums received more than 2,100 posts in the first month and a half of use, or over 35 posts per day on average. As the Web master of an ASP.NET Web site, Scott has also received numerous emails from readers and visitors asking questions about these Web Controls. ASP.NET Data Web Controls is likely to be an indispensable item in every ASP.NET developer's toolbox.

   
•  Table of Contents
•  Index
ASP.NET Data Web Controls Kick Start
By Scott Mitchell
 
Publisher : Sams Publishing
Date Published : February 12, 2003
ISBN : 0-672-32501-2
Pages : 432
Copyright
    Foreword
    About the Author
    Acknowledgments
    We Want to Hear from You!
    Introduction
    Part I:  Displaying Data
      Chapter 1.  An Introduction to the DataGrid, DataList, and Repeater
      What Are Data Web Controls?
      The DataGrid Web Control
      The DataList Web Control
      The Repeater Control
      Determining What Data Web Control to Use
      Summary
      On the Web
   
      Chapter 2.  Binding Data to the Data Controls
      Specifying a DataSource
      The Ins and Outs of the DataBind() Method
      Building a Class that Implements IEnumerable
      Summary
      On the Web
   
      Chapter 3.  Customizing the HTML Output
      Specifying Display Properties in the DataGrid and DataList
      Customizing Data-Binding Output in Templates
      Summary
      On the Web
   
   
    Part II:  Assigning Actions to the Data Web Controls
      Chapter 4.  Adding Buttons and Hyperlinks to the DataGrid Web Control
      A Quick Review of the DataGrid Column Controls
      Adding Button Columns to the DataGrid Web Control
      Adding HyperLinkColumns to the DataGrid Web Control
      Summary
      On the Web
   
      Chapter 5.  Adding Command Buttons to the Data Web Controls
      Adding a Command Button to a Template
      Command Buttons That Trigger Events Other Than ItemCommand
      Creating Select Command Buttons
      Summary
      On the Web
   
      Chapter 6.  Using External Web Controls to Achieve Effects on the Web Control
      Creating Filtering Buttons
      Doing a Batch Update
      Summary
      On the Web
   
   
    Part III:  Advanced Features of the DataGrid Web Control
      Chapter 7.  Sorting the DataGrid's Data
      Providing Simple Sorting Support in the DataGrid Web Control
      Adding Advanced Sorting Features
      Caching the DataGrid's DataSource at the Page Level
      Summary
      On the Web
   
      Chapter 8.  Providing DataGrid Pagination
      Adding Paging Support to the DataGrid
      Providing a More Elegant Paging Interface
      Paging Through the DataGrid Using Custom Paging
      Paging Through a Cached DataSet
      Summary
      On the Web
   
      Chapter 9.  Editing the DataGrid Web Control
      The DataGrid's Editing Interface
      Editing Data with No Foreign Keys That Can Be Edited in a TextBox
      Using Other Controls to Edit Data
      Editing Data That Has Foreign Key Constraints
      Adding Validation Controls to the Editing Interface
      Summary
      On the Web
   
      Chapter 10.  Putting It All Together: A Real-World Example
      An Overview on Providing Sorting, Paging, and Data Modification Features for a Single DataGrid
      Providing Sorting and Pagination Support in a Single DataGrid
      Adding Data Modification Support to a Sortable and Pageable DataGrid
      The Complete Source Code for a Multi-Functional DataGrid
      Summary
      On the Web
   
   
    Part IV:  Miscellaneous Data Control Topics
      Chapter 11.  Altering the Data Before It's Rendered
      Using Custom Functions and Data-Binding Syntax to Modify the Display of Data Based on Its Value
      Using the ItemDataBound Event to Modify the Display of Data Based on Its Value
      Summary
      On the Web
   
      Chapter 12.  Creating Custom Column Controls for the DataGrid
      DataGrid Column Basics
      Steps for Creating a Robust Custom DataGrid Column
      Using Custom DataGrid Columns to Extend the Functionality of the DataGrid
      Summary
      On the Web
   
   
    Index