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ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic™ .NET by Bob Howell, Steve Holzner

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The Web DataGrid

The Web DataGrid provides a way of displaying and editing data in a tabular format. It emulates the behavior of the Windows Forms DataGrid control by implementing a paging technique whereby the grid automatically recreates the underlying DataSource each time the user wants to scroll to the next page of records. While not terribly efficient, the effect is decent. As long as there are only a few records in the DataSource the performance of the grid is not too bad. We cannot simply scroll through the rows as with the Windows Forms DataGrid because of that darn stateless problem again. There is a way to take control of the paging mechanism and implement your own paging logic to improve performance.

The control also supports a type ...

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