This tutorial covers one of ASP.NET's most useful features: databinding. A number of controls within ASP.NET have the capability to understand the form and content of a collection and to render the correct tags to represent such user elements as list boxes, radio button lists, and combo boxes. Here we'll examine how these controls work and how to use them on a Web page.

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to

  • Represent collections using databound controls
  • Talk to database providers in ASP.NET
  • Customize databound controls