The most used way to display data in tabular format from a database in WebMatrix is the WebGrid helper.
It offers a wide variety of options for sorting and paging the rows displayed and supports asynchronously updating the grid content using AJAX.
For a complete class reference look at WebGrid Class
Maybe, the best place for in-depth WebGrid tutorials is the Mike Brind's site
Start with Looking At The WebMatrix WebGrid
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