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ASP.NET Data Web Controls Kick Start

from Sams Publishing

ASP.NET Data Web Controls Kick Start

by Scott Mitchell

Softcover - 432 pages
Published by Sams Publishing
Date Published: February 2003
ISBN: 0672325012
Buy a Copy

I've posted a sample chapter so you can take a look at the book until I get a chance to do so.

Update: The Review

You know me... book shipped in Feb... I finally got a chance to read it in May. I've gotta learn to speed read.  ;)  Anyway... here are my thoughts...


Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. DISPLAYING DATA.

1. An Introduction to the DataGrid, DataList, and Repeater.
What Are Data Web Controls? The DataGrid Web Control. The DataList Web Control. The Repeater Web Control. Determining What Data Web Control to Use. Summary. On the Web.

2. Binding Data to the Data Controls.
Specifying a DataSource. The Ins and Outs of the DataBind() Method. Building a Class that Implements IEnumerable. Summary. On the Web.

3. Customizing the HTML Output.
Specifying Display Properties in the DataGrid and DataList. Customizing Data-Binding Output in Templates. Summary. On the Web.

II. ASSIGNING ACTIONS TO THE DATA WEB CONTROLS.

4. Adding Buttons and Hyperlinks to the DataGrid Web Control.
A Quick Review of the DataGrid Column Controls. Adding Button Columns to the DataGrid Web Control. Adding HyperLinkColumns to the DataGrid Web Control. Summary. On the Web.

5. Adding Command Buttons to the Data Web Controls.
Adding a Command Button to a Template. Command Buttons That Trigger Events Other Than ItemCommand. Creating Select Command Buttons. Summary. On the Web.

6. Using External Web Controls to Achieve Effects on the Web Control.
Creating Filtering Buttons. Doing a Batch Update. Summary. On the Web.

III. ADVANCED FEATURES OF THE DATAGRID WEB CONTROL.

7. Sorting the DataGrid s Data.
Providing Simple Sorting Support in the DataGrid Web Control. Adding Advanced Sorting Features. Caching the DataGrid s DataSource at the Page Level. Summary. On the Web.

8. Providing DataGrid Pagination.
Adding Paging Support to the DataGrid. Providing a More Elegant Paging Interface. Paging Through the DataGrid Using Custom Paging. Paging Through a Cached DataSet. Summary. On the Web.

9. Editing the DataGrid Web Control.
The DataGrid s Editing Interface. Editing Data with No Foreign Keys That Can Be Edited in a TextBox. Using Other Controls to Edit Data. Editing Data That Has Foreign Key Constraints. Adding Validation Controls to the Editing Interface. Summary. On the Web.

10. Putting It All Together: A Real-World Example.
An Overview on Providing Sorting, Paging, and Data Modification Features for a Single DataGrid. Providing Sorting and Pagination Support in a Single DataGrid. Adding Data Modification Support to a Sortable and Pageable DataGrid. The Complete Source Code for a Multi-Functional DataGrid. Summary. On the Web.

IV. MISCELLANEOUS DATA CONTROL TOPICS.

11. Altering the Data Before It s Rendered.
Using Custom Functions and Data-Binding Syntax to Modify the Display of Data Based on Its Value. Using the ItemDataBound Event to Modify the Display of Data Based on Its Value. Summary. On the Web.

12. Creating Custom Column Controls for the DataGrid.
DataGrid Column Basics. Steps for Creating a Robust Custom DataGrid Column. Using Custom DataGrid Columns to Extend the Functionality of the DataGrid. Summary. On the Web.

Index.


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