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How can be bind data list with out using database Like reader or data set i want to bind the data list by a global variable or function
Posted 27-Sep-12 23:54pm
n.podbielski 28-Sep-12 6:08am
Just add collection as data source.
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Solution 1

You can use a dictionary to bind
<asp:datalist id="datalist" runat="server" datakeyfield="Key" xmlns:asp="#unknown">
        <asp:label runat="server" text="<%# Eval("Value") %>"></asp:label>

Dictionary<string,> dictionary = new Dictionary<string,>()
        {"a", "aaa"},
        {"b", "bbb"},
        {"c", "ccc"}
    datalist.DataSource = dictionary;
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Solution 2

You can use any collection object, custom object, dictionary or object that implements IDictionary and event DataSet, DataTable.

Have a look into the link which will give you fair idea on bindings
A Detailed Data Binding Tutorial[^]

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Solution 3

As Sandip said, you can use any IDictionary, array, collections, etc; anything that implements the IEnumerable interface to be populated in a DataList or DataGrid.

You can use Generics, IDictionary, IList, HashTables, IList<t>, the list is endless..

If you create a hierarchy of Objects that implements a common interface e.g. IMyObject and this interface defines the property Value as String, Key as String, etc., all objects that implement this interface can by returned in a List<imyobject>, and then populate this list in your DataList UI control.


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