ADO.NET, a revolutionary step forward in accessing and manipulating data, and its set of supporting display controls, called list controls, are both incredible. For those of you who ever used ADO in conjunction with ASP to dynamically create HTML, you will quickly realize the power and simplicity of list controls. However, don't worry if you've never used ADO; the concepts in this chapter do not require ADO as a prerequisite.
In Hour 9, you learned how to use data list controls with Windows forms in Visual Studio .NET. Throughout the book, you've seen data bound to the DataGrid control. In this hour, you'll see how to use the built-in ASP.NET list controls to display data retrieved from your data source. Specifically, in this hour you'll learn how to
Use the Repeater Web control to display a simple menu
Use the DataGrid to work with orders
Use the DataList to work with products