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ListView and DataPager in ASP.NET 3.5

, 11 Oct 2013 CPOL
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The ListView is a sort of hybrid between a DataGrid and Repeater thatcombines the free form templating of the Repeater with the editingfeatures

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The ListView is a sort of hybrid between a DataGrid and Repeater that combines the free form templating of the Repeater with the editing features of the data grid. It looks interesting because it basically allows you much more control over the layout than a DataGrid does while still giving you many of the more advanced features of the data grid. The ListView doesn't support paging natively, so the DataPager serves as an external control to provide paging features. The advantage of a separate control is that it gives you much more control about what the pager looks like and where it can be placed on the page - anywhere basically. The Pager is essentially an extender control that extends the ListView with paging capabilities.

 <asp:ListView ID="ListView1" runat="server" ItemPlaceholderID="Placeholder1" DataSourceID="LinqDataSource1"
            InsertItemPosition="FirstItem">
            <LayoutTemplate>
                <table runat="server" id="table1">
                    <tr runat="server" id="Placeholder1">
                    </tr>
                </table>
            </LayoutTemplate>
            <ItemTemplate>
                <tr>
                    <td>
                        <%#Eval("ID")%>
                    </td>
                </tr>
            </ItemTemplate>
            <InsertItemTemplate>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="Link1" Text="Edit"></asp:LinkButton>
            </InsertItemTemplate>
        </asp:ListView>
        <asp:LinqDataSource ID="LinqDataSource1" runat="server" ContextTypeName="DataClassesDataContext"
            TableName="Table_1s">
        </asp:LinqDataSource>
        <asp:DataPager runat="server" ID="DataPager1" PageSize="2" PagedControlID="ListView1">
            <Fields>
                <asp:NumericPagerField />
            </Fields>
        </asp:DataPager>

 

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