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Ext.NET Web Application Development by Anup Shah

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Chapter 5. Working with Data

Web application toolkits aren't too useful if they don't support handling data! Fortunately, Ext.NET covers this very well, providing various components to separate the structure of data, how it is retrieved and updated, and how it is displayed. This lets many components reuse common data handling features such as XTemplates, Stores, and Models.

In this chapter, we will look at how the DataView and ComboBox components use the templating mechanism, XTemplates, to provide rich views of data. In addition, we will see how these components make use of Stores, Models, and Proxies to separate presentation from the data model and underlying storage/retrieval mechanisms. This chapter will, therefore, go through these features ...

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