Difference between Datagrid, Datalist and repeater.Similarities:
They are all ASP.NET data Web controls.
They have common properties like
- DataSource Property
- DataBind Method
When the DataSource Property of a Datagrid is assigned to a DataSet then each DataRow present in the DataRow Collection of DataTable is assigned to a corresponding DataGridItem.
The HTML code generated has an HTML TABLE element created for the particular DataRow and is a tabular representation with Columns and Rows. Datagrid has a in-built support for Sort, Filter and paging the Data.
An Array of Rows and based on the Template Selected and the RepeatColumn Property value The number DataSource records that appear per HTML
The Datarecords to be displayed depend upon the Templates specified and the only HTML generated accordingly. Repeater does not have in-built support for Sort, Filter and paging the Data.
Difference between Datagrid, Datalist and repeater.Datagrid: For displaying data in an HTML <table>.i.e. DataGrid displays each DataSource record as a row in an HTML <table>, and each field as a column in said table. No matter what one record will occupy an entire row. However, it has max features, like paging and sorting which are much easier to implement in datagrid with minimal coding. DataList: Highly customized layout.You can display multiple records in a single row. has advanced features and is much more customizable than the datagrid. Is bidirectional. Repeater:it has only a subset of the DataList's template options. Provides the maximum amount of flexibility over the HTML produced. Repeater is a good choice if you need to display your data in a format different than an HTML <table>. It needs a lot of coding to add editing, sorting and paging features.