ASP.Net Data Web Controls Kick Start
Utilizing the more advanced features of the Data Web Controls has many developers stumped. These controls are fairly simple to use when it comes to simple data display. However, they can do much more than merely present data. For example, the DataGrid Web Control allows for sorting, paging, and editing of data. In addition, these controls allow for templating of data, which can be used to provide more complex views. The DataGrid, DataList, and Repeater forum on the Microsoft ASP.NET Forums received more than 2,100 posts in the first month and a half of use, or over 35 posts per day on average. As the Web master of an ASP.NET Web site, Scott has also received numerous emails from readers and visitors asking questions about these Web Controls. ASP.NET Data Web Controls is likely to be an indispensable item in every ASP.NET developer's toolbox.
Great in-depth book
This book was very helpful to me for understanding data grids, data lists, and repeaters in ASP. He covered in-depth what is needed to use these on web pages. If I had to make a suggestion, it would be how to edit and update more than a single row in a grid and then send those updates to the database, but that is covered on the web site so I don't count it as left out. The book is 100% practical with no esoteric fluff. I would highly recommend it to people learning ASP web development.
ASP.NET Datagrid Control
I am a professional developer and I found Scott's book to be one of the best examples on how to write a technical book. His examples are practical and usable. The Datagrid, Datalist, and Repeater are throughly examined and I use it as a reference for work.
One of the most useful Books I have every bought!
This is one of the the best .NET books I have in my collection. The book is well orginized and easy to read. The concepts are mixed so it is great for a beginner or some one looking for a fresh look on something they already do. I will recommend it to any ASP.NET programmer!
Very helpful as a learning tool and reference.
I've been playing around with ASP.NET for a while now and have always been intimidated by the DataGrid. I don't know why, I just was. I've had this book for a while and finally picked it up to read it. I'm about 3/4 of the way through and have already created my first application and used a DataGrid and a Repeater. Without the book, I'd still probably be hand-hacking at this. Great job, Scott!
DataGrid, DataList and the Repeater Learned correctly
Mr. Scott Mitchell's book: Asp.net Data Web Controls Kick Start is an excellent book to get the novice of Asp.net Data Web Controls up and running quickly. I had a probelem, emailed him, and he immediately responded with the solution to my problem. I was truely grateful to Mr. Mitchell. Using stored procedures in SQL Server and retreiving only the needed redcords via a stored procedure `chapter 8`, proved to be indispensable.
I was able to easily understand his code and apply his techniques and methods to my projects (I'm still a student). Even my classmates were amazed of my understanding of the asp.net DataGrid features. So I simply recommended Asp.net Data Web Controls Kick Start as the book to use to grasp the pertinent information needed to succeed and think.
As a beginner in ASP.Net, I truely and honestly recommend this book as your Kick Start and reference to the DataGrid, DataList and the Repeater. The step-by-step hands-on examples makes this book also a great tutorial. The programming language was great (VB) and I'm sure a person that is familiar with C# will not be imtimidated with the VB.net code. The book also offers more information on the topics by offering online resources. Thank You Mr. Scott Mitchell
Buy this book and you will not be disapointed.
Sincerely and honestly