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ASP.NET Dynamic Data Unleashed by Oleg Sych

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Chapter 5. Filter Templates

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Filtering with LINQ

Creating a Filter Template

Dynamic LINQ Queries

Building Search Pages with Filter Templates

Filter Template Lookup Rules

Built-in Filter Templates

Search functionality is essential for most database applications. Whether it is a customer browsing the product catalog or a service representative looking up a customer record, users need a fast and convenient mechanism for finding the information they need. For more than a decade now, ASP.NET developers have been using stored procedures to implement data access code in general and search functionality in particular. For each search screen, such as the Customer search page shown in Figure 5.1, one or more stored procedures ...

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