The vast majority of web sites that provide dynamic content do so by rendering HTML that represents a data source to a database back-end system. A common task for web developers is to retrieve data and manually format it for output. To simplify this process, ASP.NET borrows the data-binding concept from the Visual Basic desktop world. Data binding dynamically merges a collection of data with a server control at runtime to produce HTML content representing the data source, as shown in Figure 7-1.
KeywordsData Binding Server Control Repeater Item Control Collection Public Class
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