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ASP.NET 4.0 in Practice by Marco De Sanctis, Stefano Mostarda, Daniele Bochicchio

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Chapter 5. Data binding in ASP.NET Web Forms

 

This chapter covers
  • How data binding in ASP.NET works
  • Using ASP.NET controls to display data
  • New data binding features in ASP.NET 4.0
  • Dynamic Data controls

 

Data binding plays a central role in ASP.NET Web Forms model. As you’ve seen in previous chapters, ASP.NET Web Forms are based on the notion of server controls. Server controls are objects placed on the page and programmed to offer a result. You can write specific code to intercept events and develop your pages using an event-driven methodology.

Data binding is essential in the ASP.NET ecosystem because web pages are often a gateway to display data coming from different sources, like a database, web service, or object. Data binding offers ...

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