Even though the data-binding concept in ASP.NET server controls looks similar to Windows Forms data binding, they work in totally different ways. In this chapter, you learned the basic concepts of data binding in ASP.NET server controls and how to implement data binding in simple and complex data-bound controls.
Templates and columns play a major role in the formatting and data binding of controls. This chapter discussed how templates and columns work in ASP.NET. We also discussed the various functionality of the DataList and DataGrid ASP.NET server controls.
In the next chapter, you'll create a real-world data-driven Web application using ASP.NET. You'll use the major data-binding concepts discussed in this chapter.